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Colonial America (1492-1776)
The Colonies Grow

Colonial America (1492-1776)
Colonial America (1492-1776)


The Colonies Grow
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.29

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    wheelwright, third-largest, mink, philadelphia, colonial, cooper, public, posts, export, tobacco, population, return, trapped, beaver, crop, wooden
     content words:    Native Americans, South Carolina, New York City


The Colonies Grow
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     The colonies grew. Colonists came from England, Ireland, and Scotland. They came from Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, and France, too. They sold lumber, fish, and furs to Europe. In return, they imported cloth and tools. Lumber was cut from the many forests in the colonies. It was used to build homes, stores, and public buildings. Colonial villages grew into busy towns. Families grew most of their own food. They kept cows, pigs, and chickens, too. Blacksmiths made iron tools and shoes for horses. A cooper made wooden barrels and buckets. A wheelwright made wooden wheels for wagons. Many colonies had fur-trading posts. Native Americans trapped beaver, mink, and otter. They traded furs to the colonists for cloth or tools. Tobacco was a major .....
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