Indentured Servants in Colonial America: Definition & Role in History


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Indentured servants often worked for a period of this many years:

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1. When signing an indenture contract, immigrants immediately received:

2. The head right system gave planters:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on indentured servants in colonial America. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include years of service stipulated in an indenture contract.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Conditions face by indentured servants
  • Elements of an indenture contract
  • The head right system

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on indentured servants in colonial America
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding potential difficulties faced by indentured servants
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the decline in the practice of indentured servitude

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson Indentured Servants in Colonial America: Definition & Role in History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify the characteristics of indentured servants
  • Understand the reasons many chose to become indentured
  • Identify the conditions of indentured servitude
  • Recognize the causes for the practice's decline