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Slavery in the U.S.
The Middle Passage <ul><li>This was the journey from West Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas.  </li></ul><ul...
 
 
Why were Africans used as slaves? <ul><li>They did not get sick from many diseases in the Americas. </li></ul><ul><li>They...
Arriving in America <ul><li>If slaves survived the Middle Passage they were sold at markets in America. </li></ul>
 
Plantations <ul><li>Many slaves were brought to work on plantations. </li></ul><ul><li>A plantation is a farm that grows o...
VIDEO
Slave Life <ul><li>Slaves worked in the fields, in the house, or did anything else their master told them to do.  They wor...
Slave Homes <ul><li>Slaves often lived in small log cabins with dirt floors. They were cold and dirty.  </li></ul>
SLAVES ARE PROPERTY! What are these and what were they used for?
Punishments <ul><li>If a slave ran away and were caught they might have to wear a neck ring.  </li></ul><ul><li>If they co...
Review Questions-Answer in complete sentences. <ul><li>What was the Middle Passage?  </li></ul><ul><li>What two crops were...
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Slavery beginnings

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

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