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subsistence farming
farming in which only enough food to feed one's family is produced
triangular trade
a trade route that exchanged goods between the West Indies, the American colonies, and West Africa
cash crop
farm crop raised to be sold for money
diversity
variety or difference
Tidewater
a region of flat, low-lying plains along the seacoast
backcountry
a region of hills and forests west of Tidewater
overseer
person who supervises a large operation or its workers
mercantilism
the theory that a state's or nation's power depended on its wealth
export
a good sold abroad
import
a good bought from foreign markets
smuggling
trading illegally with other nations
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
apprentice
assistant who is assigned to learn the trade of a craftsman
literacy
the ability to read or write
Iroquois Confederacy
a powerful group of Native Americans in the eastern part of the United States made of of five nations: Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida
militia
a group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies
speculator
person who risks money in order to make a large profit