The Role Of Slavery In Colonial North America

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Slavery Slavery is often viewed as an embarrassment to America’s History. Yet, without it, America would not be the great establishment that it is today. The arrival of African slaves helped build a strong economy in Colonial North America. Early settlers ventured to the New World for several reasons, but the most important one was gold. Colonists in Virginia were more concerned about wealth than they were with surviving and learning how to live off of the land. John Rolfe discovered a strain of tobacco leaf that sold well England, but there were still very few settlers willing to take the responsibility to start plantations and labor in the abundance of fields. Indentured servants became the first solution to this problem. Poor, lower
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