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SS CHAPTER 4 B

VOCAB TERMS

TermDefinition
Middle Passage The most inhumane aspect of the triangular trade; the voyage for black Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the West Indies-from freedom to slavery.
Militia A group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies.
New England Town Meeting An example of direct democracy where New England citizens in small communities voted directly on proposed laws.
Plantation System In the Southern Colonies along the Atlantic Coast, large farms produced cash crops-tobacco, rice, and indigo-where black slaves did the work.
Proclamation of 1763 In order to quiet down the Native Americans along the frontier, the English king declared that no white settlers could cross the Appalachian Mts. into the Ohio Valley to start new settlements.
Overseer Was hired by large plantation owners to force black slaves to work hard.
Salutary Neglect Between 1609-1763, England passed many laws on the colonists which were not enforced; the colonist ignored these laws & benefited from this lack of British control.
Smuggling Trading illegally with other nations.
Speculator A person who risks money now in order to make a large profit in the future.
Treaty of Paris 1763 The formal end to the French & Indian War in which the French gave up the vast areas of Canada and the Mississippi River Valley to the British.
Triangular Trade Routes During the colonial period, New England merchants developed trade routes between Africa, West Indies, the Colonies, and England; resulted in the New England colonies becoming the richest region of the colonies.
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