Why did indentured servitude decline? Select the best answer from the choices provided. Europe’s economy improved. Landowners wanted to save money. Europeans started to enslave Africans. All answers are correct.

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Europeans started to enslave Africans.   They started to use slaves instead of indentured servants, because the investment was better.  Indentured servants only served for a few years, and then were granted freedom, while slaves were purchased and used for their entire lives.  The investment of a slave was better than an indentured servant. 

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