The wealthy always took the best farm land. The poor were indebted to the wealthy to the extent that they even offered themselves as slaves to pay up. Slaves: slaves were also found in Athens, but unlike the Spartans whose slaves where owned by the states, in Athens, slaves were owned by individuals either poor or wealthy. The slaves were either citizens (those that lost their citizenship) or foreigners. This was changed by Solon that no one should use himself to pay for his debts; he then created three groups, the wealthy, merchants and the
Indentured servants and slaves were not allowed to vote under any circumstances unless released by their masters. Unlike indentured servants, slaves had no rights unless they were released and then could have any rights of the normal citizen. The nature of slavery was really no different than the nature of indentured servant. The businessmen of the colonies needed labor. They saw both slaves and indentured servants as property and could abuse that power as they saw fit.
The low class was the craftsmen, known as the thetes. The people who were born outside of the walls of Athens were called the metics. The metics were unable to own land and vote. They could however run businesses. They had to pay takes and serve in the military.
Historians have suggested it as a response to growing concerns about the outnumbering helot population revolting. The Spartan society consisted basically of Spartiates or citizens, tradesmen and helots (slaves). The Spartiates left their land to be worked by helots and lived their lives as professional warriors. Reports of the Spartan way of life are often biased as very few written sources are left from the Spartans themselves. The long kept system unravelled after defeat at the battle of Leuctra in 371 BC.
They depended on slave labor for economic stability. Without the slaves many whites believed they were not able or should be doing the backbreaking labor. The plantation owners also needed the support of the slaves in all areas of their lives such as: cooks, housecleaners, nannies and chauffeurs. The possibility of life without the slaves was devastating. Slaves were the support system of their owners.
It seems from a broader point of view that the North has gone through so much just for the Southern states of America to exist. It only makes sense that Northern leaders would feel angry and betrayed by hearing that those states that they have worked so hard to establish now want their own sense of independence. At the same time however, the South had more of a need for slaves than the north did. The agricultural part of the South employed slaves to tend the large plantations and perform other duties. Slavery was a natural part of the Southern economy even though very few of the population actually owned slaves.
In the end that turned out to be a problem when they were exacuting there attack, before they could attack and leave he started to attack his mother and killed her at the river. But that just gave them more courage to attack and when they did they all circled up on the few remaining and beat them. This movie has a few meanings to me it reminded me of the past in which slavery was life for most people which is sad. It also reminded me that back in the time of slavery if you not white
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.
Many Greeks lived on small farms, but were unable to support themselves because of bad agricultural practices and larger estates had to take over. They exported wine and olive oil to Rome. The Roman economy was dependent on slave labor. The Greeks had slaves, but were not dependent on them (Gill). Greece and Rome were both Mediterranean countries and are separated by countryside that was rather hilly.
The King of Kings The United States over a hundred years ago was a country separated into two, not divided by land, water, or nations. Our country was divided by color, yes by the color of a person skin decided where you could eat, sit, stand, use the bathroom, and go to school. Most colored folks were slaves who worked long hours and were treated unfairly. One man refused to live in segregation, which went by the name of Martin Luther King, Jr. With little to no education most blacks could not read, write, or count money; the little that they had. The southern states of America were against blacks and whites being in the same place, but blacks was forced to move out of their seats on the bus and had to walk-in the back door’s of restaurants.