United States History Question of the Day

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Indentured Servants

    
Seven-year terms were common for indentureship
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Question 131410:

Indentured servants in the English colonies

A) were mainly utilized in New England
B) usually returned to England as soon as their service was completed
C) proved to be less reliable than slaves as a source of cheap labor for tobacco farmers in the Southern colonies
D) had to pay for their passage across the Atlantic
E) had no legal rights

Answer & Explanation

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