colonization



Even as Europeans staked their claims to the lands of the Americas, discoveries forced Europe\'s intellectuals to rethink the geographical, cosmographical, and spatial categories in which they had conceived of their world. Print helped to diffuse these novel concepts, although it also sustained older traditions of picturing lands and their inhabitants. Nevertheless, by the 16th century, the new geographies created by Europeans had begun to attain wide circulation.



Slavery was caused by economic factors of the english
settlers in the late 17th century. Colonists continually tried to
allure laborers to the colony. The headright system was to give
the indentured servant, a method of becoming independent after a
number of years of service. Slavery was caused by economic
reasons. Colonists chiefly relied on Indentured Servitude,
inorder to facilitate their need for labor. The decreasing
population combined with a need for a labor force, led colonists
to believe that African slaves were the most efficient way to
acquire a labor force that would satisfy their needs.
Before the 1680\'s, Indentured Servitude was the primary
source of labor in the newly developed colonies. After the
1680\'s, the population of the Indentured Servants decreased,
exponentially. Their were a number of different reasons why the
population of Indentured Servents had decreased. The indentured
servents were running away from their temporary masters, to find
a job where he could become more independent. Indentured
servents were also dying of many diseases, which was caused by
harsh conditions. The immigration of servents thus declined,
becuase of the people in England being informed of the harsh
treatment in the colonies. The society was where the land was
easy to find, while the labor was most scarce. Indentured
servitude, was a form of labor which was declining, and the need
for labor increased rapidly.
In the 1600\'s, when tobacco was founded by John Rolfe,
tobacco became the main source of income for most of the
colonists. The economic prosperity of the colonies was primarily
dependent on the amount of tobacco produced. The growing of
tobacco, needed a large amount of land, with a large stable work
force. The increased demand for a large, stable work force
combined with the availability of African slaves, led to the use
of slavery in the colonies. During the late 17th century, the
indentured servants were running away from their masters farms,
if a slave had run away from their master\'s farms, then the slave
would be easier to discern because of the color of his skin.
To the planter, slavery was the ideal form of labor that would be
most beneficial to productivity of his crop.




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