Blake ValumProfessor Sheflin HIST 101528 February 2020Exam 1Part One: Key TermsBound Men: This was the name given to indentured servants who traded years of their labor to have free passage across the Atlantic to Virginia, along with food, clothing, and shelter once theyarrived. This happened mostly throughout the seventeenth century as servants were so enticed to flock across the Atlantic because of the promise of land and new opportunity. Servants mainly did their labor on the tobacco plantations and at the time accounted for basically half of the population in Virginia. While yes, they did receive free passage across the Atlantic, when they got to Virginia it was not what they had thought. Servants were first hit with many new diseases and other harsh conditions that led to their demise. Those who survived these conditions were often met with equally harsh conditions with their masters on the plantations. Even as profits for tobacco rose these indentured servants received nothing from it and were completely at the mercy of their masters. In my opinion, this acts as the start for eventual slavery throughout NorthAmerica as servants were the easiest way to acquire the labor needed for these massive farms. Finally, what skyrocketed the size of these farms for the planters was how every person who came to the new land was promised a headright which was fifty acres of land, yet indentured servants gave up this offer and it went to the plantation owners instead.
Bacon’s Rebellion: This was a rebellion led by Nathaniel Bacon in 1676. Bacon at the time was tired of coddling the Indians as he wanted economic freedom and prosperity. Bacon rounded up other settlers who felt the same way he did and as a group they attacked tribes of Indians and even other Virginians. This rebellion represents the growing tension between the Indians and Virginians. Armed conflict came from the argument and disagreement of expanding into the