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Colonial America: the name given to America when talking about the years 1607–1776. colonies: early settlements in America. colonist: a person who came to settle America. crop: a plant grown for food. culture: beliefs and way of life for a group of people. dame schools: private schools taught by women in their homes. ember: a glowing piece of wood from a fire. fine: money owed for breaking a law. hornbook: a paddle with a page of letters. It was covered with a thin layer of cow’s horn. kettle: a round, deep pot made of clay or metal.

Minister: a leader of a church. plantation: a large farm where crops are grown to sell. Puritans: a group of colonists that lived a simple life. Their religion was very strict. Quakers: a peaceful religious group living mainly in Pennsylvania. slave: a person owned by another person and forced to work without pay. trade: a skilled job done by hand. For example, a blacksmith makes horseshoes and other things out of iron. trencher: a square piece of wood with a hollowed center to use as a plate. tribe: a large group of people with common ancestors and customs.

Slave: a person owned by another person and forced to work without pay. trade: a skilled job done by hand. For example, a blacksmith makes horseshoes and other things out of iron. trencher: a square piece of wood with a hollowed center to use as a plate. tribe: a large group of people with common ancestors and customs. Today, Native Americans use the word nation instead. tutor: a private teacher for one student or a small group of students. widow: a woman whose husband has died. Further Investigations Books Bordessa, Kris.

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