8A cash crop isany crop that is grown for sale rather than for personal food or for feeding to livestock
9There were no banks in colonial Virginia There were no banks in colonial Virginia. Tobacco was often used in place of money.=
10Tobacco would be used to barter or trade for needed supplies.
11Tobacco was called a "13 month" crop Tobacco was called a "13 month" crop. Seedbeds were planted beginning in January and seedlings were transplanted in early spring.
12The 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.
13The 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.