Colonial Towns by Verna Fisher

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Colonial America: the name given to this country when talking about the years 1607–1776. colonist: a person who came to settle America. crop: a plant grown for food. goods: things to use or sell. longhouse: a house shaped like a rectangle with round corners, covered with bark. New World: what settlers from Europe called America because it was new to them. nomadic: when a group moves around to find food. population: the number of people living in an area. portrait: a painting of one or more people.

Portrait: a painting of one or more people. printing press: a machine for printing ink onto paper. produce: farm products, especially fruits and vegetables. publish: to print newspapers or books. 25 seaport: where ships unload and load goods for sale. stagecoach: a heavy, closed vehicle on wheels, pulled by horses. tavern: a place to get food or spend the night. timber: wood used to build homes, ships, and other things. tipi: a house like a tent built from poles, covered with bark or animal skin.

Crop: a plant grown for food. goods: things to use or sell. longhouse: a house shaped like a rectangle with round corners, covered with bark. New World: what settlers from Europe called America because it was new to them. nomadic: when a group moves around to find food. population: the number of people living in an area. portrait: a painting of one or more people. printing press: a machine for printing ink onto paper. produce: farm products, especially fruits and vegetables. publish: to print newspapers or books.

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