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England wanted to establish an American colony to increase her its wealth and power. • England hoped to find silver and gold in America . An American settlement would furnish raw materials that could not be grown or obtained in England, while opening new markets for trade.

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England wanted to establish an American colony to increase her its wealth and power.

• England hoped to find silver and gold in America

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An American settlement would furnish raw materials that could not be grown or obtained in England, while opening new markets for trade.
a cash crop is
A cash crop is
  • any crop that is grown for sale rather than for personal food or for feeding to livestock
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Tobacco was called a "13 month" crop. Seedbeds were planted beginning in January and seedlings were transplanted in early spring.
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The plants required worming, weeding, topping, and suckering until harvest time in September. Tobacco used up the nutrients in the soil in a few years and required large amounts of labor to cultivate.
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The VA colony became dependent on slave labor and large number of Africans came from Africa against their will because successful tobacco growth depended on inexpensive labor.