Needy Southern Colonists
During the colonial period, the new settlers had numerous different reasons to come to the new world for wonderful opportunities. Once there were quite a few settlers, slaves were brought to into the country as a work force. Between 1607 and 1775, the southern colonies had a great need for slaves due to economic, geographical, and social reasons.
Social factors played a large part in the need for slavery in the Southern Colonies. When the settlers first moved to the New World, the head right system was established. This meant that the more adults in the family as well as slaves the people brought with them, the more land they could acquire upon arriving here. With the more land that the settlers acquire here, the money they could make which was a main goal of the colonists in the south. Also, when the first slave ships arrived in Virginia in 1619, slavery was not legal so the slaves were chattel slaves which meant that they were a human being that was owned by another human being.
Lastly, your status in the colonies basically depended off of how many slaves were living on your property. The more slaves you had in your possession, the higher status you had and in the colonies the merchants wanted as high of a status as possible.
Secondly, the African American were brought to this country due to the southern colonies economic and geographical needs. Geography wise, the southern colonies are on flat land that was perfect for cultivating and due to the fact that they were allotted lots of land, they needed extra people to help them manage it. They went to Africa and the West Indies with a cry for help because they had too much land and not enough...