A West African Captured and Sold into Slavery in 1650
A West African captured and sold into slavery in 1650 most likely ended up in: A) Massachusetts. B) the West Indies. C) Mexico. D) the Carolinas. E) Virginia.
Which of the following is true of the English West Indies in the seventeenth century? A) By the end of the century, the African population far outnumbered the European population on most islands. B) Mixed economies with small farms worked by indentured servants dominated islands such as Barbados throughout the century. C) Frequent uprisings by African slaves caused the English to abandon the West Indies by the 1680s and to relocate staple crop production to mainland North America. D) The free labor system of the West Indies stood in stark contrast to the slave labor system of the Chesapeake. E) Indentured servants replaced African slaves in the West Indies once the demand for slaves in Carolina drained away the African population of the islands.
Slavery developed more slowly in North America than in the English West Indies because: A) it was a longer trip from Africa to North America, making slavery less profitable. B) planters in Virginia and Maryland agreed that indentured servants were far less troublesome. C) the high death rate among tobacco workers made it economically unappealing to pay more for a slave likely to die within a short time. D) Parliament passed a law in 1643 that gave tax breaks to British West Indian planters who imported slaves but not to American colonists who imported slaves. E) those living in the British West Indies opposed slavery until the American colonies won their independence in the Revolutionary War.
According to laws in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake: A) black men were not permitted to marry white women but black women could marry white men. B) free blacks had the right to sue and testify in court. C) free blacks were not permitted to serve in the militia unless they signed a loyalty oath. D) the sale of any married slave was prohibited. E) the children of enslaved women were free; the status of enslavement was not inherited.