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To Begin the Web Quest: 1. Go to the Windows Symbol (lower left corner of screen) 2. Select Computer 3. Double click on hsstudentshare 4. Double click on the Leonard folder 5. Double click on Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade 6. At the top of the screen click Enable Content 7. At the top of the screen click on the Slide Show tab 8. At the top of the screen on the far left select From Beginning 9. Use the arrow keys to navigate through the slides and complete all tasks
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Who European countries and Africa What Buying and selling of Africans as slaves to Europeans and their colonies Where Most African slaves came from the west coast of Africa When Late 1400s to 1807 (roughly 300 years) Why As plantations in the Americas grew a demand for slavery also grew. How Africans were captured or sold into slavery and chained to ships. After a 10 week journey across the Atlantic Ocean, Africans were sold at markets in the Americas. Europeans brought slaves to the Americas, the Americas provided Europeans with raw materials, and Europeans provided African leaders with goods such as firearms, tobacco, cloth, and iron. This was known as the Triangular Trade.
Background To the Europeans of the 15 th century slavery was an acceptable social institution Slavery and slave trade were already part of many African societies before contact with Europeans -Men and women captured in warfare became slaves -Slaves in African communities were treated as junior members of society with some specific rights, and eventually may be adopted as a family member
Task: Using the link below, read and answer the following questions on a piece paper 1. Where were the first European slave traders from? 2. What was the first European fort in Africa? When was it built? 3. Which country formed the Royal African Company in 1672? The Slave Trade and the Middle Passage Click Here
Task Continued 4. According to Philip Curtin how many African’s were taken from Africa? 5. What was the Middle Passage? 6. Describe the journey from Africa to the Americas. Closing: Now that you are finished and more informed, write a summary about what you have learned.