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Java Games GWD 04 The Colonies Grow 1607-1770


Subsistence FarmingFarming in which only enough foof to feed one's family is produced.
Triangular TradeA trade route that exchanged goods between the West Indies, the American colonies, and West Africa.
Cash CropFarm crops raised to be sold for money.
DiversityI a variety or difference.
TidewaterA region of flat low lying plains along the sea coast.
BackcountryA region of hills and forests west of the tidewater.
OverseerA person who supervises a large operation or its workers.
MercantilismThe theory that a state or nations power depends on its wealth.
ExportTo sell goods to another country.
ImportTo buy goods from another country.
SmugglingTo trade illegally with other nations.
Charter ColonyA colony established by a group of settlers who had been given a formal document allowing them to settle.
Proprietary ColonyA colony run by individuals or groups to whom land was granted.
Royal ColonyA colony run by a governor and a council appointed by the king or queen.
ApprenticeAn assistant who is assigned to learn the trade of a skilled craftsmen.
LiteracyThe ability to read and write.
Iroquois ConfederacyA powerful group of Native Americans in the eastern part of the United States made up of 5 nations, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida & Mohawk.
MilitiaA group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies.
AllianceA close association of nations or other groups formed to advance common interests or causes.
SpeculatorA person who risks money in order to make a large profit.

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