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6th SS Ch 7_v

6th Grade Social Studies Chapter 7 Vocab & People

TermDefinition
Constitution A written plan of government
Debtors People who had been put in prison for owing money
Backcountry The land beyond or "in back of" the area settled by Europeans
Planter Plantation owners
Overseer A hired person who watched enslaved people as they worked
Indigo A plant from which a blue dye can be produced
Interdependence The freedom to govern on one's own
Broker A person who is paid to buy and sell for someone else
George Calvert Member of the Virginia Company and the first Lord Baltimore; received the original charter for Maryland
Cecilius Calvert Established the Maryland Colony
James Oglethorpe English Leader who founded the Georgia Colony
Eliza Lucas Pinckney Carolina colonist who experimented with growing indigo plants
Charles Town South Carolina, became the largest city in the Southern Colonies
Baltimore Maryland, exported large amounts of grain and tobacco
Wilmington North Carolina, important shipping center for forest goods
Spanish Florida A safe place for enslaved people to escape to
Fort Mose The first settlement in North America for free Africans
Black Seminoles Runaway enslaved people that dressed and spoke like Seminoles
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