What was the result of the Southern Colonies reliance on slave labor?
The Civil War - A war the Abraham Lincoln started (help of Frederick Douglass) to end slavery.
Southern planters required a low cost source of labor to harvest crops. As a result, they became customers of the Triangular Slave Trade and introduced African slaves into the colonies. These slaves, from various parts of Africa, contributed to the culture of the south and helped to make it ethnically diverse.
Why did slavery take root so firmly in the southern colonies but not in the New England or middle colonies?
The Southern economy was centred on agriculture, particularly the cultivation of cotton. This industry was very labor intensive and the farmers couldn't afford to hire workers so black slaves were cheap labor. In the North the predominant industry was manufacturing which did not require slave labor.
What factors made slavery more beneficial to the southern colonies than the New England colonies or the middle colonies?
In the southern colonies, the land was better for growing crops, so there were a lot more farms and plantations. Because there were so many farms and plantations, these places needed more cheap easy labor. In the New England colonies, the soil was rocky, and not good for farming. In the Middle colonies, there was some farming, but not a lot. Answer (OCinneide) The northern colonies were primarily industrial based while the south was primarily…