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Throughout the 17th century, there were slaves found in every colony of what is now the United States. The Southern colonies held the most slaves due to the economic situation of the period that was based upon agricultur...

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Jobs available in the Southern Colonies were centered primarily around agricultural industries. The Southern Colonies included Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The temperate climate in thes...

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In the southern American Colonies, the wealthy dined on roast beef and many other types of meat, while the poorer classes, servants and slaves ate more humble foods, such as corn bread, greens, pork, fried chicken and or...

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

Many people assume that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation, but the last slaves in the United States weren't freed until nearly three years later, on June 19, 1865, otherwise known as "Juneteenth." It is al...

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One of the major effects of the cotton gin on slavery was the increased need for slaves to keep up with the profitability that came with its invention. Before the gin was invented, cotton was not considered a money-makin...

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The slave trade compromise restricted the number of slaves counted toward representation and taxation to 3/5 the total number of slaves and prohibited congress from outlawing slavery before 1808. This compromise allowed ...

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While the King of England appointed governors over the 13 colonies, each colony essentially ruled itself. The British governors ensured that taxes were paid to England under orders of the king.

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