Indentured Servitude

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why indentured servants moved to America

needed money and land, trying to escape poverty in England, support family

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living conditions of indentured servants

ate gruel, unsanitary, horrible health, disease, no payment

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indentured servants could not by good land in the central area

moved west into Shenandoah valley

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plantations bought indentured servants land in Shenandoah Valley

moved west into blue ridge mountains

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what indentured servants did for land in Blue Ridge mountains

cleared land and fought natives

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indentured servants fought and protected their land without help from colony

indentured servants see no reason to pay taxes

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what indentured servants expected to see when they paid taxes

protection from colonies

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Lord Berkeley does not see indentured servants in Blue Ridge mountains economically worth it to protect

indentured servants are not voters because they do not own the land, they are to far away to worry about

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Bacon and indentured servants complain about taxes with no protection (no taxation without representation)

Bacon rallies people and leads a revolution on Jamestown and burned the city

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message Bacon's rebellion sent

wanted to show colonists they are still there and that they wanted representation

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Bacon dies

rebellion fails and rich realize that if they get rid of indentured servitude and give them representation, they can replace them with slave labor

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rich farmers replace indentured servants with slaves

do not have to pay slaves and can control them (not protected by law)

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indentured servants have no jobs

will never be hired by plantation owners

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plantation owners by land from bankrupt farmers but does not hire them

plantation owners have no need for indentured servants

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