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2A Colonial America

Introduction and Vocabulary

Harbor A body of water along a shore, deep enough for ships
Cash Crop Farm products grown for the purpose of sale to others, such as cotton, sugar or tobacco
Parliament Name for the British Congress
Social Contract When citizens follow the rules, the government must treat them fairly.
Agrarian Relating to farming
Subsistence Farming Growing only enough food to feed the immediate family; nothing left over to sell
Primary Source A document produced by someone who witnessed an event himself (diary)
Secondary Source A document written by somebody who was NOT THERE to witness an event (textbook)
Migration People moving from one place to another
Plantation Really big farm
Mercantilism Competition for colonies around the world because colonies provide resources that can make us rich (gold, lumber)