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(5th)Social Studies

(5th) Social Studies-Ch.6 (Cities, Towns, & Farms) Life in English Colonies

TermDefinition
Philadelphia Largest city in the 13 Colonies
Benjamin Franklin Established first public library, hospital, and fire department in the 13 colonies
Elizabeth Lucas Pickney First planter to raise a successful crop of indigo
Puritans Began building towns in Massachusetts in 1630
Town Common Open space where cattle and sheep could graze
Overseer Plantation manager
Meeting House Most important building in colonial town
Middle Colony Towns Served as marketplaces where farmers could sell their crops and buy tools and clothes
Southern Plantations Large farm where cash crops such as tobacco and rice were grown
General Store Place to buy imported goods such as tea and sugar
Farming Families Families who had to make or grow most of what they needed
 

 



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