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  • 1. PEOPLES & EMPIRESPosting2
    Sayda Vega
  • 2. SLAVERY
    *All empires during the 19th Century were owned slaves.
    *Slaves came from different places, but especially from Greece, Roma and Africa.
    *Their occupations varied: tutors, administrators, agricultural laborers, domestic servants, etc.
    *The sugar plantation played an important role because it increased the growth of slave trade between the 15th & 18th Century.
    *Slavery soon became one of the most important facts in the economy.
  • 3. *Some people were against slavery, such as Lourenco da Silva.
    *People who were against slavery faced a hard time trying to find reasons to avoid it.
    *African slaves learned about Christianity
    *Denmark was the first state to abolish slavery in 1792.
    *Slavery ended in Europe during the first years of the 19thCentury.
    *Brazil was one of the last places on abolishing slavery.
  • 4. IMPORTANT PEOPLE
    Antoine de Bougainville
    *French mathematician and explorer.
    *Had the same dream as Columbus; to discover new lands.
    *He discovered a new place on 1768 (Tahiti), what he called a perfect place with perfect people.
    *He met Aotourou a native Tahitian and took him to Paris.
    Captain James Cook
    *He also went with the same purposes to the Pacific, and gather information.
    *He got enough data, calculations, and even some specimens of plants and minerals.
    *He met a native from what is known today as Hawaii; his name was Omai.
    *Omai became very popular.

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