Presentation on theme: "Colonial Life Main Idea – The Economy of the Southern colonies is dependent on labor intensive cash crops."— Presentation transcript:
Colonial Life Main Idea – The Economy of the Southern colonies is dependent on labor intensive cash crops
Tobacco and Rice and Indigo… Cash Crop grown as a money making venture 3 Cash Crops in the South Tobacco – VA, MD, NC Rice – SC, GA Indigo – SC All very labor intensive to harvest Grown on Plantations
Gentry Back Country Farmer Tenant Farmer Indentured Servant Slaves Social Structure in the Southern Colonies
Who is Who? Gentry – wealthy, landowners, plantations, slave owners Back Country Farmers – Former Indentured Servants, not much money, subsistence farmers Tenant Farmers – work someone else’s land Indentured Servants – Agree to work for period of time in exchange for trip to America Slaves – Property – no rights – Slave Code
Bacon’s Rebellion - 1676 BCF not allowed to move west into native land Bacon leads BCF against natives, then gentry Burns down Jamestown Bacon dies in swamp Rebellion Fails! So why even talk about it ? Because….
Long-term Effects of Bacon’s Rebellion Gentry don’t want another rebellion Indentured Servants set free and become BCF No Indentured Servants – Slave labor instead Slavery becomes part of the Southern economy