The colonist’s interest in agriculture increased when John Rolfe learned that tobacco seeds flourished in Virginia. Tobacco requires year-round labor and close attention. The colonists soon needed more hands to work on this demanding crop. Indentured servants played a huge part in helping the colonists take care of the tobacco and other jobs they had. In 1619, African American slaves were captured in Angola. They also contributed to the well-being of the tobacco plants.
There were many differences between indentured servants and slaves. Indentured servants were poor immigrants who used their servitude for a certain amount of time. They worked to pay off their debt for being sent to America and for food and shelter