Slavery was a natural part of the Southern economy even though very few of the population actually owned slaves. Slaves could be rented or traded or sold to pay debts, making them very useful to ranchers. The North didn’t seem to have much use for slaves due to their poor soil; therefor they could not understand why the South was against abolishing slavery. I don’t believe that this war could be avoided due to the issue of slavery. If America didn’t stand against slavery, then the slaves themselves would have eventually done so.
Businesses would not have been as successful, it would have taken a much longer time to establish plantations and begin to sell product, and planters may not have been as successful as they were without the knowledge and man power that the slaves provided. These two ideas of slavery created a meaning of race and separation of race and in the types of work that different racial groups were forced to do. Before the English made the decision to bring West African slaves to the colonies to work for them, there were indentured servants. Indentured servants are people who the English colonists forced to work for them on tobacco plantations or wherever needed, for seven years. After the seven years were up, they were promised freedom and a chance to get started on their own journey to make a life for themselves.
FRQ for Three World Collide (Chapter 1-3) What role did unfree labor play in colonial American society? Unfree labor systems have been around in America since the early 1600’s and can still be seen today. The first form of slavery started with the arrival of indentured servants, where people bound themselves to masters in return for passage to America, many of whom wanted to escape their turbulent homeland. Eventually, this turned into the slavery as we have come to know it- African Americans doing backbreaking work for little or no money. While many disregard this system as cruel and unfair, in reality it helped to shape America as it is today.
This area was mostly inhabited by Quakers, that saw no threat from other religious groups. Religion did not play a very important role in the Southern colonies because the people living there were mostly individual young men that traveled to the New World because of economic reasons and to make money. Although they tax-supported the Church of England (except for North Carolina) there was religious freedom to some extent. The distribution of the plantations and farms all over the country, in contrast to dense population and cities, also made it more difficult and expensive to establish churches. Catholic Maryland ensured religious freedom to all Christians which was exceptional since most Catholics were being prosecuted.
Unlike Virginia Colony the only way you could become a freeman in Massachusetts Bay Colony was membership in the Church, not land ownership like The Virginia Colony. Agriculture played a dominant role in Virginia Colonies development. Massachusetts Bay Colony was by the water which was great for trading but their land was not suitable like Virginia Colonies land was to grow their crops. Developing Crops created a huge demand for slaves in the Virginia Colonies. Slave trade was significant in the Massachusetts Bay Colonies as well.
The Colony’s only source of revenue came from selling land. But colonists soon turned toward agriculture for revenue. They discovered growing tobacco would be highly profitable. In the early 17th century, smoking tobacco became popular in Europe, giving the Virginia Colony a lucrative trade with Europeans. But big planters owned much of the plantations, with the majority of people working for them, keeping most of the wealth made from the tobacco trade with these elite planters.
In the Southern colonies, the main source of economic growth was agriculture, specifically the planting and harvesting of tobacco, indigo, rice, and sugar cane, which were the staple crops of the region. These crops were often grown on very large plantations owned by wealthy white men, with little assistance to work the plantations. Not wanting to pay indentured servants for work, they often bought slaves to work the fields. This ended up saving them a lot of money, as they only had to pay for the initial purchase of the slave and, aside from the necessities of life, such as food and shelter, didn't need to invest anything more. The African slaves were also a lot more versatile than the indentured servants.
1. Sarah and Angelina Grimke grew up in South Carolina on a slave plantation, and as they got older rejected the southern lifestyle and moved up north to advocate for the abolitionist movement and women’s rights. 2. The Nullification Crisis occurred in 1828 after The Tariff of Abominations put a tariff on imported goods; South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union. The tariff benefited the north but hurt the south.
Final Exam African Americans played a huge role in affecting the road to and outcome of the Civil War. Because the south had slaves and the north did not, there was huge controversy over the issue. One of the main reasons for the Civil War was because the north wanted to abolish slavery but the south did not. African Americans were easily targets for slavery because they did not know how to read or right and they had no power over the more dominant white men. Once slaves were in America, they started to realize the magnitude of their problem.
These two industries both have slaves occupations not in common. In the Logwood and Mahogany industry, some slaves were blacksmiths and sailors. In the Sugar Industry, slaves who were resopnsibles for the production of sugar were the artisans, who were the most valued slaves, bacause of there skill and need for their job. They were the reason for the wealth of their masters. The Logwood and Mahogany industry did no need any slaves for production, because the slaves were not need to produce anything for the