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Slave Trade.

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Slave Trade.

  1. 1. Slave trade By: Alexis Barbieri By: Alexis Barbieri
  2. 2. Why I chose this topic <ul><li>I chose slave trade as my topic because I didn’t know anything about it and it seemed like an interesting topic to learn about. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is slave trade? <ul><li>An example of Slave trade is the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade. This trade had three stages. </li></ul><ul><li>In the first stage it involves taking manufacturing goods from Europe to Africa. Such as cloth, spirit, tobacco, beads, cowrie shells, metal goods, and guns. </li></ul><ul><li>The second stage was shipping the slaves to the Americas. </li></ul><ul><li>Then Finally the third stage (final stage) which was the return to Europe with the produce from the slave-labor plantations: cotton, sugar, tobacco, molasses and rum. </li></ul>
  4. 4. My Essential question. <ul><li>How has slave trade affected history and today? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Slave auctions. <ul><li>Once in America slaves were sold by auctions. They were sold to the person that bid the most to them. </li></ul><ul><li>Here is were most of the families got split up, because the bidder might not want to buy the whole family. They usually bid for the strongest and healthiest member. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Things that surprised me <ul><li>Some thing that surprised me was that they branded the slaves with hot irons and shackled them two by two </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who freed the slaves <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln the 16 th president of the united states freed the slaves. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why did slave trade start? <ul><li>European empires in the new world lacked one major resource, a work force. </li></ul><ul><li>Europeans were unsuited from the climate </li></ul><ul><li>On the other hand Africans were excellent workers. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions I still have after research.. <ul><li>Will the slave trade ever happen again? </li></ul><ul><li>How old was the youngest slave? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>http://africanhistory.about.com/od/slavery/tp/TransAtlantic001.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.historyonthenet.com/Slave_Trade/slave_auction.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http:// Who freed the slaves </li></ul><ul><li>exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/teachers/curriculum/m7b/activity1.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.essortment.com/all/historyofslave_rmpw.htm </li></ul>

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