Essay On Early Colonial America

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The United States of America is now a days considered a country where freedom is a priority, and one of the most influential powers in the world. But in order for Americans to be able to understand the history behind freedom in America. One has to understand the value of how this land was born. It was all wrought as the result of slavery, and hard work put that many colonist put into this land.
The workforce of the early colonial period was crucial to the success of the colonies. Without all the effort and hard work that early workers including servants, Indians, and African slaves put into the Americas. This would not the America that people feel so proud of. It all started when the settlement of the English in Virginia took place. Back in the Life was tough for the early Virginia colonists due to high death rates. This, in turn, led to labor shortages in the colony. Many Englishmen who wished to come to Virginia, and later other colonies, could not afford the cost of their passage to America. They often became indentured servants, signing a contract to work from 3 – 7 years for those who had paid their passage to the colonies Trade in the Pennsylvania Colony used the natural resources and raw materials available to develop trade in
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Their plantations produced cotton, rice, indigo and tobacco. The major trade town that emerged in South Carolina was Charleston
Trade in the Virginia Colony used the natural resources and raw materials available to develop trade in Tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo (dye), lumber, furs, farm products, vegetables, clay and bricks. The plantations in Virginia produced quantities of tobacco, rice and corn. The trade towns and cities that emerged in Virginia were Jamestown, Williamsburg and
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