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1 Slavery During The 1800s Gracie Perez Ms. Marshall {GATE} Walter W. Stiern CA Standard: HSS 8.7.2

2 How, When, & Where It All Began Slavery was first introduced in a little town called Jamestown Slavery began during the 1600s & flourished in the South Since the South had large plantations, they needed large numbers of laborers Few people in the North owned slaves due to the economic activity being centered on small farms & industries

3 Slaves worked In plantations that grew cotton, tobacco, and other crops Slave children often began working part-time in the tobacco fields around age 7 Childrens jobs varied greatly from plantation to plantation The rest of their day spent running errands, doing odd jobs, watching the younger kids, or playing

4 Slaves got beatings to learn their lessons when they did something wrong some didnt learn their lessons so they got beat enough times that scars were visible on their backs Slaves were branded, whipped, and chained as punishment Theyre bad behavior could range from running away to speaking out against slave owners

5 Slaves were very religious because they felt they could relate to the stories in the Bible Slave owners encouraged slaves in their religious beliefs because they believed it would make the slaves more docile, less prone to run away, and more cooperative and efficient Workers The slaves religion helped them endure the cruel treatment in that it made them feel they were free inside Although some slave owners hired preachers and assigned a building for Sunday mass, the slaves said they didnt get any actual preaching until they went back to their own quarters

6 Many Americans turned against slavery in , during the Revolutionary War! Believed slavery had no place in a nation formed to protect human rights slavery opposition developed more rapidly in the North, although some southerners spoke out against slavery Leaders such as George Washington & Thomas Jefferson spoke out against slavery as well

7 Abolition movement-activity that took place in the 1800s to end slavery Abolition activity mostly occurred in the US And Britain, but anti-slavery movements operated in other countries as well Women played a major role in the abolitionist movement Lucretia Mott and Sarah & Angelina Grimke organized groups and made speeches

8 Free Blacks Also Joined The Abolitionists These included James Forten & Robert Purvis, wealthy Philadelphia merchants.; Frederick Douglass, a former fugitive slave from Maryland; And Sojourner Truth, a freed slave from New York Abolitionists remained more interested in their cause than in political offices, even after they entered politics

9 Emancipation For Slaves!!! President Abraham Lincoln Declared Slaves Free In Many Parts Of The South By Issuing The Emancipation Proclamation On January 1, 1863 The 13 th Amendment Abolished Slavery In The Country In 1865 Large Numbers Of Abolitionists Then Joined The Fight To Win Social And Political Equality For Blacks Parliament Passed A Bill Outlawing The Slave Trade In 1807 And Another Was Passed In 1833 To Abolish Slavery Throughout The British Empire

10 Bibliography Blassingame W. John The Slave Community: Life In The Anti-Bellum South United States of America Oxford University Press 1972 African American Life In Slavery In The United States. African Americans In Slavery. Fall of Monmouth University's HS 103 U.S. History Before Janary11, Reg Grant Slavery: Real People And Their Stories Of Enslavement New York, New York DK Publishing 2009


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