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Ch. 1.4 Guided Notes Economics, Trade, and Rebellion Southern Society Society in the Southern colonies was between the wealthy and elite and the backcountry farmers. Wealthy planters in the south employed to help grow tobacco. The South Carolina settlers and imported enslaved Africans to cultivate it. They also grew . The plantation system to create a society with distinct social classes. They are as follows: Wealthy plantation owners Landless tenant farmers Bacon’s Rebellion, led by , convinced many wealthy planters that land should be made available to backcountry farmers. From the 1680’s onward, Virginia’s government generally supported expanding the colony westward, on Native Americans. After Bacon’s Rebellion, planters began to switch to enslaved Africans for labor for several reasons: They did not have to be freed or . They could be used as to borrow money or expand their plantations.

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