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What is subsistence farming

It is one you farm you know for your family but a little extra to sell

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Why was shipbuilding able to become an important industry in the new England colonies

It came important because it transported trade resources like fish and lumber and it gave them the opportunity to go out and explore

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What was the name given to the section of the triangular trade route where enslaved Africans were shipped to the west Indies

The middle passage

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Which cities in the middle colonies became busy ports

New York City and Philadelphia

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What were some of the industries of the middle colonies

Some industries including mining, carpentry, lumbering, and flour making

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What were the main cash crops in Maryland Virginia South Carolina and Georgia

The main crop in Maryland and Virginia work tobacco in the main crop in South Carolina and Georgia was rice

6

What were slave codes

Slave codes were strict rules that define the behavior and punishment of enslaved Africans

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Why did the colonies boom

Immigration, large families and it was more spread out so it's healthier

8

What was included in a New England town

A meeting house plus church. farmers lived in town and farm the land surrounding the smaller farms had rocky soil and hard winters and it it was well organized

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What was the most important economic activity for all of the colonies

Farming

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What could women make to earn extra money

Cloth garments candles and soaps

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What's in most towns have

Blacksmiths shoemakers furniture makers

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What was new England known for in the economic section

Shipbuilding lumber and fishing

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When did colonial whaling begin

1644

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How did colonists catch whales

They went out and small boats with harpoons and followed the whale then when the Whale tired they Lance them and towed them to shore

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What did they use whale for

They use the blubber as oil in lamps

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What was New England Eye Center of

Shipping

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What was the triangular trade

The trade routes that made a triangle

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What kind of things did America export to Britain

RUm, sugar, tobacco, coffee, cotton, rice

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What kind of bags got imported to America

Slaves, indigo

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What kind of things got imported to Africa

Copper, glassware, guns, pots, Asian silk, Manella

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How did slave traders get slaves

African kingdoms sold conquer kingdoms or force them to work

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What were the conditions on the slave boat

They are chained on the ground next to each other
disease spread quickly
1 to 2,000,000 died during the slave trade
some refused to eat then there whipped until they ate

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What happened at landing

Surviving face slavemarket examined and prodded by plantation owners

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Who was Olaudah Equiano

A slave to experience the middle passage then became educated and wrote many accounts and fought for the end of trade

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What is the middle passage

Journey from Africa to West Indies

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Why was it better to grow crops in the middle colonies

Climate was warmer and soil was better

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What are cash crops

A large abundance of crops that could provide for the family but mainly sell for profit

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What were the largest ports in the middle colonies

New York and Pennsylvania

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What did they sell

Wheat