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Wilderness
A wild and unsettled land
meeting house
The most important building in a Puritan Village. Used for all kinds of community activities, from school to church
self-sufficient
Able to provide for all of their own needs.
banish
force to leave
magistrates
Led the government, made laws dealing with town affairs and people's relations with one another
dissenters
people who disagree with the views of their leaders.

Examples: Anne Hutchinson from Boston
Roger Williams from Massachusetts
Wampum
A Native American form of money -- made from polished shells that were put onto strings
import
items bought from distant places. New Englanders imported coffee, tea, sugar, and ready-made goods like ribbons and guns
triangular trade
Trade routes between Africa, Europe, and North America that formed a triangle.
Middle Passage
The trip of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean.
industry
business to make or sell a product or service
shipyards
places where ships are built and repaired
Piedmont
A region of rolling hills through which ran fast-moving rivers down from the Appalachian Mountains
fall line
A line of waterfalls up and down the East Coast
proprietor
Single owner of large blocks of land
religious toleration
freedom of everyone to practice their religions as they wanted to
"holy experiment"
William Penn's colony which was governed according to Quaker beliefs, where all religions could be practiced freely.
yeoman
self-sufficient farmers who owned their own land
back country
The unsettled, or wilderness part of each colony, usually beyond the fall line.
subsistence
Farmers raised just enough wheat or corn to feed themselves
apprentice
a person who works with an older, experienced person to learn a skill.
tidewater
A costal area that has rivers which are affected by ocean tides.
cash crops
crops grown just to be sold
exports
goods shipped to other countries to be sold
House of Burgesses
Created by the colony of Virginia to make laws for the colony.
representative
a person who speaks for other people, also a burgess
debtors
poor people, or people who owed money
trustees
managers for the colony
post road
a route used by the postal service to deliver mail
Profit
extra money available after all expenses have been paid