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At first, these indentured servants had almost the same status as white indentured servants, and early colonists were commonly too poor to purchase Africans anyway. Description from apushclass.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

At first, these indentured servants had almost the same status as white indentured servants, and early colonists were commonly too poor to purchase Africans anyway. Description from apushclass.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

In the spring of 1622 the Indians attacked Jamestown settlers for expanding their tobacco farms onto their hunting grounds. The fight cause 350 settlers and Rolfe to die, and burned buildings.

In the spring of 1622 the Indians attacked Jamestown settlers for expanding their tobacco farms onto their hunting grounds. The fight cause 350 settlers and Rolfe to die, and burned buildings.

America's True History of Religious Tolerance (By Kenneth C. Davis).  The idea that the United States has always been a bastion of religious freedom is reassuring—and utterly at odds with the historical record.

America's True History of Religious Tolerance

America's True History of Religious Tolerance (By Kenneth C. Davis). The idea that the United States has always been a bastion of religious freedom is reassuring—and utterly at odds with the historical record.

In the a generation had passed since the founding of the first Puritan colonies. To be a full member of Puritan congregation, an individual needed to have felt a profound religious experience known as the conversion.

The number of people have been increasing in the population of Jamestown.

The number of people have been increasing in the population of Jamestown.

African slaves were very expensive (50 Sterling). Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland, or forcibly removed. They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime. Many times they were beat to death and while the death of an Irish slave was a monetary setback, it was far cheaper than the death of an expensive African. African slaves were treated much better in Colonial America.

African slaves were very expensive (50 Sterling). Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland, or forcibly removed. They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime. Many times they were beat to death and while the death of an Irish slave was a monetary setback, it was far cheaper than the death of an expensive African. African slaves were treated much better in Colonial America.

From cannibalism to the lack of women, Nina Strochlic on why life for the Virginia settlers was horrific.

Jamestown Settlers Were Cannibals and More Reasons the Colony Was Hell

From cannibalism to the lack of women, Nina Strochlic on why life for the Virginia settlers was horrific.

Although indentured servants become free and obtained their own land, they were given land that no one wanted. This discrimination led to Bacon's rebellion. Bacon's rebellion in 1676 was the first rebellion in Colonial America. The rebellion was a protest against Sir William Berkeley, governors of Virginia.

Although indentured servants become free and obtained their own land, they were given land that no one wanted. This discrimination led to Bacon's rebellion. Bacon's rebellion in 1676 was the first rebellion in Colonial America. The rebellion was a protest against Sir William Berkeley, governors of Virginia.

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