indentured servants vs. slaves main difference- temporary v. lifetime worker

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  • Indentured Servants vs. Slaves Main Difference- temporary v. lifetime worker.
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  • Indentured Servant IndentureServant Indenture= written contract; Servant= worker. This contract is signed by the worker and the person they are working for. Why sign a contract? To make it official that you are carrying out your duties/job. Why are you working for someone? The person/family you are working for paid for your trip from Europe to the colonies, since you could not afford it.
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  • Indentured Servant Why would someone become an indentured servant? PUSH PUSH Factors: Cannot find a job Jobs are not consistent Population growth Burden to family Famine Political unrest Religious persecution Social unrest War Environment
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  • Indentured Servant Why would someone become an indentured servant? PULL PULL Factors: Future prospects Possibility of owning land Marriage and family Job and $ Adventure Religious freedom Better health
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  • Indentured Servant Benefits of indentured servants: The servants live in the new colonies and then start out on their own. The people they work for have an inexpensive labor force. The colonies as a whole benefit by being populated.
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  • Indentured Servant Most are white. Work according to gender: Men- mostly worked outside in fields on farms, mostly small. Some could have specific jobs based on their occupations in Europe. Women- mostly worked indoors with childcare, cooking, cleaning, etc.
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  • Indentured Servant Decrease Decrease in indentured servants over time: Less push or pull factors Disillusionment- It is not what you expected. After your contract is up, you cannot financially make it on your own. Rebellious due to unhappiness. Bacons Rebellion
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  • Bacons Rebellion Annotation Codes Highlight= Good point, makes sense Underline = I dont understand Star = Vocab

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