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Chapter 4 vocab

vocabulary words in chapter 4 for social studies

TermDefinition
Backcountry A colonial region that ran along the Appalachian Mountains through the far western part of the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies
Subsistence Farming A Farm that produces enough food for the family with a small additional amount for trade.
Triangular Trade The transatlantic system of trade in which goods, including slaves, were exchanged between Africa, Europe, England, The West Indies, and the Colonies in North America.
Navigation Acts A series of laws passed by Parliament, beginning in 1601, to ensure that England made money from its colonies trade.
Smuggling to illegally import or export goods.
Cash Crop A crop grown by a farmer to be sold for money rather than for personal use.
Gristmill A mill in which grain is ground to produce flour or meal.
Diversity A variety of people.
Artisan A skilled worker , such as a weaver or a potter, who makes goods by hand; a crafts person
Congestoga Wagon A vehicle with wide wheels, a curved bed, and a canvas cover used by American pioneers traveling west.
Indigo A plant grown in the southern colonies that yields a deep blue dye.
Eliza Lucas Introduced indigo as a successful plantation crop after her father dent her to supervise his South Carolina Plantations when she was 17.
William Byrd II A member in the House of Burgesses, but is known for his writing. His most famous work is "History of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina.
overseer A worker hired by a planter to watch over and direct the work of slaves
Stono Rebellion A1739 uprising of slaves in South Carolina, leading to the tightening of already harsh slave laws.
Appalachian Mountains A mountain range that stretches from eastern Canada South to Alabama
Fall Line A point at which the Water Fall prevents boats from moving further upwards.
Piedmont A broad plateau that leads to the foot of a mountain range.
clan A large group of families that claim a common ancestor.
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