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Chapter 3 Section 2. “The Agricultural South”. If you were enslaved in the colonies, what would you do? I’m sure you would not want to suffer your fate, so what would you do to rebel? BE CAREFUL, there are always consequences to your actions!!!. 1. What’s going on in your picture?

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chapter 3 section 2

Chapter 3 Section 2

“The Agricultural South”

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If you were enslaved in the colonies, what would you do?

  • I’m sure you would not want to suffer your fate, so what would you do to rebel?
  • BE CAREFUL, there are always consequences to your actions!!!
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1. What’s going on in your picture?

  • 2. What EMOTION WORDS can you use when you look at your picture?
  • 3. What does your picture show you about the Atlantic Slave Trade or Middle Passage?
plantation economy
Plantation Economy
  • Cash crop:
  • Why did plantations develop instead of towns in the Southern Colonies? (3 reasons)
  • South was mostly rural and self-sufficient
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Planters-owners- of large profitable plantations controlled much of the South’s economy, politics, and social institutions.

  • There was great wealth in the South, particularly for Chesapeake tobacco planters.
women
Women
  • Few rights
  • Couldn’t vote, preach, own property
  • Did a large amount of work on the farm and in the home
  • Second class citizens
indentured servants
Indentured Servants
  • Traded prison or poverty to come to America
  • No rights while under indenture
  • Life continued to be hard afterward
  • Numbers of indentured servants dropped by the end of the 1600s
slavery
Slavery
  • Most white colonists had no reservations about buying slaves
  • Atlantic Slave Trade (Triangular Trade): network of trade routes criss-crossing the colonies, West Indies, England, Europe, & Africa