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Chapter 4 Vocab IY


ran along the Appalachian Mountains through the far western part of of the other regions Backcountry
when farmers produced just enough food for themselves and sometimes a little extra to trade in town Subsistence Farming
a trading route with three stops that English settlers engaged in Triangular Trade
-began to pass them in 1651 -made to ensure that England made money from its colonies' trade - all shipping had to be done in English ships or ships made in the English colonies Navigation Acts
-products such as tobacco, wood, and sugar could be sold only to England or its colonies -European imports to the colonies had to pass through English ports -English officials were to tax any colonial goods not shipped in England Navigation Acts
importing or exporting goods illegally Smuggling
crops raised to be sold for money Cash Crop
where millers crushed the grain between heavy stones to produce flour or meal Gristmill
variety in its people Diversity
craftspeople: iron workers and makers of glass, furniture, and kitchenware Artisans
wagons that Germans built to carry their produce to town Conestoga Wagons
a plant that yields a deep blue dye Indigo
introduced indigo as a successful plantation crop after her father sent her to supervise his South Carolina plantations when she was 17 Eliza Lucas
was one of the best known of the southern planters was a member in the House of Burgesses William Byrd (the second)
men hired by planters to watch over and direct the work of the slaves Overseer
in September 1739, about 20 slaves escaped and met at the Stono River with weapons they went to plantations and killed several families...a militia surrounded them and killed many/those who were captured were executed Stono Rebellion
stretch from eastern Canada to Alabama Appalachian Mountains
where the Backcountry began where waterfalls prevent large boats from moving farther upriver Fall Line
means "foot of the mountains" the broad plateau that leads to the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Appalachian range Piedmont
large groups of families-sometimes in thousands- that claim a common ancestor Clan
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