a colonial region that ran along the Appalachian Mountains through the far western part of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies
a farm that produces enough food for the family with a small additional amount for trade.
the transatlantic system of trade in which goods, including slaves, were exchanged between Africa, England, Europe, the West INdies, and teh colonies in North America
a series of laws passed by Parliament, beginning in 1651, to ensure that England made money from its colonies' trade.
to illegally import or export goods
a crop grown by a farmer to be sold for money rather than personal use.
a mill in which grain is ground to produce flour or meal
a variety of people
a skilled worker, such as a weaver or potter, who makes goods by hand; a craftsperson
a vehicle with wide wheels, a curved bed, and a canvas cover used by American pioneers traveling west
a plant grown in the Southern colonies that yields a deep blue dye
a planter who inherited her father's plantation at a young age and introduced the indigo industry within America
William Byrd II
a planter who inherited his father's plantation and his responsibilities at the House of Burgesses, but is best remembered for his writing
a worker hired by a planter to watch over and direct eh work of slaves
a 1739 uprising of slaves in South Carolina, leading to the tightening of already harsh slave laws
a mountain range that stretches from eastern Canada south the Alabama
the point at which a waterfall prevents large boats from moving farther upriver
a broad plateau that leads to the foot of a mountain range
a large group of a families that claim a common ancestor.