Which of the following best expresses one reason slavery became entrenched in the so. colonies prior to the Revolutionary War but near took hold in the no. colonies?
A. the so. colonies were settled primarily by Spain, which had no moral qualms about slavery; but the English, who abhorred slavery, settled in the no.
B. the so. colonies were settled primarily as penal colonies, with an anything-goes attitude; but the no. colonies were more strictly governed by England
C. geographically speaking, the so. colonies were closer to the rte the slave traders took from Africa; so so. slavery was more economically feasible
D. the geography of the no. colonies was less conducive to highly labor-intensive cash crop agriculture than were the so. colonies
- D: the geography of the no. colonies was less conducive to highly labor-intensive cash crop agriculture than were the so. colonies
- Those who settled in the New England and Mid-Atlantic colonies did not see slavery as a righteous institution. Those who settled the so. colonies tended to be more interested in furthering their economic status than in religious freedom. Also, the so. climate was more conducive to the large plantations that made slavery economically feasible. Choice (c) is partially correct, in that the so. is closer to Africa but the statements in (a) and (b) are incorrect.