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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Indentured Servitude

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Which of the following is an accurate statement about the practice of indentured servitude in the American colonies?

A

Improved economic conditions in England served to make the practice somewhat obsolete.

B

It failed as an economic system since many participants were convicts sent to America.

C

White landowners preferred to use white indentured servants over African slaves.

D

It was condemned by the Puritan clergy as slavery.

E

Upon completion of their term, many indentured servants became prosperous members of the gentry class.