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Slavery in the colonies

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    • Slavery in the Colonies HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
    • European Slave Trade • European slave traders traveled to West Africa in search of slaves. • Europeans needed slaves to work on huge plantations in the colonies. • Europeans traded guns, clothes, rum and tobacco for the slaves.
    • How did West Africans respond? Some refused to trade NO!
    • Other West Africans traded reluctantly
    • Some traded people who were already their slaves, like prisoners of war
    • Some West Africans raided other villages to find slaves
    • Some West Africans tried to find slaves outside of their village
    • THE MIDDLE PASSAGE
    • The Triangle Trade Route
    • What happened during the voyage? Slaves committed Slaves saved suicide! their energy to survive! Slaves revolted against the crew!
    • ARRIVAL IN AMERICA
    • How were slaves sold? Slaves were sold in a scramble Slaves were sold on an auction block
    • What happened the first year? Slaves were *Sold Given new names Kissy or Toby *Given Strange tools *Beaten *Shouted at
    • How did slaves respond to their owners? *Some slaves tried to run away, but were usually caught! *Some pretended to be sick! *Some worked harder for better treatment!