The southern colonies had favorable climate and soil for large-scale agricultural production, that is, for both domestic and foreign markets, that is, for export. The southern colonies stood out for producing tobacco and cotton on plantations of large extensions called plantations. The work done on these plantations was slave labor, self-employment, increasing economic value, profitability, and enriching the southern colonies.
The reason for the southern economic worth
being so much higher was that they developed a plantation system. And the plantation system succeeded
due to headright.
Headright means the land given to the settlers to grow crops and this became famous in colonial era where people were given from one acre to one thousand acres for plantation. This resulted in a booming system of plantation.
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