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    The planters y saw their lives in the colony as transitory and brutally worked indentured servants to grow tobacco as a cash crop. Almost all of the people who set sail for Virginia were indentured male servants, who sold themselves into servitude, looking for an opportunity to make a quick buck. (Doc C). Poor and uneducated, the indentured servants were often oppressed and swindled by their masters, resulting in a large gap between the upper and lower class. The…

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    In the year 1620, a group of religious English Separatists sailed to what we now know as Massachusetts, hoping to find a land in which to establish a home, a place where they could worship God the way they wanted to. The settlement they created, the colony of Plymouth, would become just the second British settlement in all of America. Though their original ship, the Mayflower, brought just thirty-five people, and only a few hundred lived in the other British settlement, Jamestown in Virginia,…

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    Different punishments were established for white and black indentured servants. For white servants if they were to run away they would get possibly one to three years added on to their servitude. For blacks if they were to commit the same crime they would receive servitude for life. Shortly after they stopped calling it servitude for blacks and they just became known as slaves. Colonies strayed away from using white indentured servants and replaced them with African…

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    Burgesses. This enabled the southerners the ability to vote and hold office. Provided that you were rich and white. The Rich factor comes into play because the poorer farmers who had a couple indentured servants if any, could not spend time away from the farm. They were working in the fields with the servants. The rich, however, could spend time away from the farm because they had plenty of people working for them. They would meet every now and then to discuss laws, taxes, and other subjects…

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    separation of Christian versus heathen. The political landscape; reminiscent of the English’s disdain for anything foreign, coupled with the economic need of inexpensive labor, reveals that the labor of one spurred the affluence of another. Indentured servants, England’s unfortunate, ultimately gave way to slaves while the New World countryside remained clad in tobacco leaves. According to Morgan, tobacco, the labor intensive crop of the era, can be seen as one of the leading catalysts for…

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    Indentured servitude was paid labor while slavery was unegotiable. Slaves had no choice or right of their life or where they ended up. Indentured servants has control over their options and were usually white servants. These servants were under contract and had an obligation in return for some form of compensation. Slaves were known as property and had no rights. However…

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    Spain, Great Britain and France all had different reasons for exploring and colonizing the New World, however many of the same consequences occurred from their actions. Spain continued their search for gold, as well as for slaves in the New World, which was later named America. Great Britain, although joining later in the century began to explore America as a result of social unrest due to inflation within Britain. France was also experiencing social unrest within the country in the form of…

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    New England main purpose of settling in North America was for religious liberty without the sole center of their economy built on indenture servants and slaves laboring on tobacco plantation. The men to women ratio was more equally balanced than comparative to Jamestown and other colonial settlements. Jamestown was lacking in a stable balance of family units. This was primarily due to over focus…

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    avoids mentioning the inequity and moral issues of slavery. Although he is initially reluctant to punish his slaves, having just risen from the position of an indentured servant himself, Jack finds sufficient justification for the lash: I began indeed to see, that the Cruelty, so much…

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    Colonial Social Classes

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    the tobacco or cotton fields and they only had Sundays off for themselves. This form of labor was considered the most back breaking being they worked all day long until late at night. Another, is enslaved house servants such as cooks, blacksmiths, and other skilled jobs. These servants were considered better off because the labor was not such intense as field jobs. However, they…

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