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Chesapeake Life in the 17th Century

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Daniel A. Parra Ms. Seno AP US History, 1st 9/24/12 Chapter 4 Questions 1. What were a few of the notable characteristics of Chesapeake life in the seventeenth century? Some of the notable characteristics of Chesapeake life in the seventeenth century were that most of the population of early Chesapeake was killed because of diseases like malaria, dysentery, and typhoid. These diseases cut 10 years from the life expectancy of new settlers from England. Another characteristic is that women were severely outnumbered by men; therefore, it was hard for these settlers to populate the land they immigrated to. 2. What was indentured servitude? How did it work in the Chesapeake? Indentured servitude was a process where an indentured…show more content…
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