Many of the earliest settlers in the colony of Carolina were originally

a. Wealthy slave-owning English settlers in Barbados
b. Dutch Puritans fleeing religious persecution
c. Tobacco farmers from Virginia looking to expand their operations
d. Imprisoned debtors from England who arrived as indentured servants
e. Quakers from Pennsylvania who wanted to spread their brand of Christianity

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Disclaimer: This question is just for testing your knowledge of AP US History… it is not intended to be a “sample question” from the AP US History Exam! That’s what APUSH practice tests are for.

a. Wealthy slave-owning English settlers in Barbados

The colony of Carolina was established in 1663. The English settlers from Barbados were recruited by the noblemen who were granted the colony charter by King Charles II.

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1976 stamp commemorating South Carolina’s origins