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    • Slavery in the U.S.
    • The Middle Passage
      • This was the journey from West Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas.
      • Africans were crowded and chained cruelly aboard slave ships.
      • Diseases such as dysentery, malaria, and small pox killed thousands of Africans on this journey.
      • 20 percent of those who took this journey did not survive.
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    • Why were Africans used as slaves?
      • They did not get sick from many diseases in the Americas.
      • They could work in hot weather.
      • What two crops were common in the South?
    • Arriving in America
      • If slaves survived the Middle Passage they were sold at markets in America.
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    • Plantations
      • Many slaves were brought to work on plantations.
      • A plantation is a farm that grows only one crop (examples are cotton and tobacco).
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    • Slave Life
      • Slaves worked in the fields, in the house, or did anything else their master told them to do. They worked up to 18 hours a day.
      • They were not allowed to learn to read or write.
      • They were forbidden to own property.
    • Slave Homes
      • Slaves often lived in small log cabins with dirt floors. They were cold and dirty.
    • SLAVES ARE PROPERTY! What are these and what were they used for?
    • Punishments
      • If a slave ran away and were caught they might have to wear a neck ring.
      • If they continued to run away they might have a hand or foot removed.
      • Many slaves were whipped for disobeying their masters.
    • Review Questions-Answer in complete sentences.
      • What was the Middle Passage?
      • What two crops were common in the South?
      • What were plantations?
      • What war did the disagreement over slavery lead to?