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14 terms

chapter 4 word list 1-14

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export
to sell goods abroad
import
to buy goods from foreign markets
cash crop
farm crop raised to be sold for money
subsistence farming
farming in which only enough food to feed ones family is produced
triangular trade
a trade route that exchanged goods between the West Indies, the American colonies, and West Africa
Middle Passage
a part of the Triangular trade when enslaved Africans were shipped to the West Indies,also the most inhuman part of the triangle trade
surplus
excess; amount left over after necessary expenses are paid
Tidewater
a region of flat, low-lying plains along the seacoast,also where most of the large southern plantations were located
backcountry
a region of hills and forests west of the Tidewater
overseer
person who supervises a large operation or its workers
slave code
laws passed in the Southern states that controlled and restricted enslaved people
charter colony
colony established by a group of settlers who had been given a formal document allowing them to settle
proprietary colony
colony run by individuals or groups to whom land was granted
royal colony
colony run by a governor and a council appointed by the king or queen