United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013

Slaves & Servants


American slavery began in 1619
(Image Source: Library of Congress American Memory Collection)

Question 131413:

Which of the following best characterizes the position of indentured servants and slaves in the American colonies in the 17th century?

A) their legal rights were identical
B) both slaves and indentured servants could usually end their service to masters after a set period
C) both assisted in the economic advancement of Southern colonies
D) both were more common in urban than rural settings
E) both came to the colonies against their will

Answer & Explanation

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