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Colonial Life

TermDefinition
Regulators provided law and order in the SC backcountry
mercantilism an economic policy under which nations seek to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and buy selling more goods than they buy
Stono Rebellion the largest slave revolt of enslaved people in the American colonies
Middle Passage enslaved Africans came to the American colonies from the coast of Africa to British ports, the West Indies, and to American ports
cash crops a crop grown to be sold to earn money
Gullah a common language created by enslaved Africans, often used English words and newly created words
Naval Stores products used to outfit and supply the navy, such as pitch, tar, and tall trees used for masts
Carolina Gold a name for rice because it grew so well in SC and became a cash crop
Eliza Lucas Pinckney managed her families' plantations and was successful in growing indigo
export to send products outside the country to sell
import goods brought into a country to sell
salutary neglect unofficial British policy avoiding the strict enforcement of British laws upon the American colonies
Lord Proprietors eight supporters to whom King Charles II of England gave a grant to establish a colony that included land that later became SC
lowcountry a geographic and cultural region located along SC's coast
backcountry the area between the coastal settlements and the Native American settlements of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains
royal government a government that is under the control of a king
indigo a cash crop of SC that was used to make blue dye
Created by: perribryant