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which led to high death rates. This brutality is evident through extensions or a complete restartof the contract’s dictated term agreement for things deemed unsatisfactory to the landowner.This policy of unjust labor extends with the adaption of slavery as a major labor resource. TheEnglish turned to the Atlantic slave trade as a more profitable alternative because humaneexpectations were lower and higher exports could be achieved. This resulted in further injusticeevident by 1660s laws stating that a child inherited the mother's status regardless of the father’sposition and that conversion to Christianity would have no impact on their status, ultimatelyrestraining any black social growth. Therefore, continuous coerced labor was made possible byforced and voluntary migration to the colonies which helped promote the growing economythroughout the 17th and 18th century.In addition, trans-Atlantic change greatly impacted the geographical differences duringthe colonial era. For instance, colonizers arrived with the goal of having a better quality of lifecompared to that in England. This resulted in a focus on small family farms in which one couldbe self-sustainable and also generate an adequate profit from the food they produced. However,this vision began to shift with the introduction of cash crops. In the south, John Rolfe introducedtobacco as a viable cash crop that paired with cotton as the south’s largest exports to Englandin the triangular trade. Because of this, the plantation system in which large-scale farms profitedfrom a single cash crop developed, resulting in further social hierarchies within the south.