Presentation on theme: "Slavery in the Southern Colonies. I will know… …how slavery affected the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of the southern colonies. …how."— Presentation transcript:
Slavery indentured servants: A person who agreed to work for another person without pay for a certain length of time. An indentured servant could earn their freedom after several years of work. Slave: A person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them. Institutionalized: An organized system based on laws that become a way of life. Slavery: The institution of owning and selling slaves as property.
Slaves Arrive in the Colonies First Africans arrived in Virginia – 1619 Started as indentured servants. Mid-1700s slavery legal in 13 colonies. Over 200,000 slaves lived in the southern region.
Treatment of Slaves in the Colonies Owners were allowed to beat, whip, or insult slaves. 1669 – No longer a felony to murder a slave in Virginia Treatment varied depending on their owners. Slaves were not allowed to speak out against slavery.
Resistance Slaves did not accept the system of slavery. They acted out, however, they: –broke tools –acted sick –worked slowly –acted ignorant Some attempted escape.
Preserving a Culture Created and sang songs to give each other hope and deal with hardships. Sang songs about Africa and sang African songs.
Virginia Slave Code (1705) Web version: http://www.law.du.edu/russell/lh/alh/docs/virginiaslaverystatutes.html http://www.law.du.edu/russell/lh/alh/docs/virginiaslaverystatutes.html October 1705 - 4th Anne. CHAP. KLIX. 3.447. An act concerning Servants and Slaves... -Open SMART Board Document containing the Virginia Slave Code (1705). Using color-coded “unlimited cloning” of Social, Political, Economic, and Cultural words, have students come up to label parts of the passages they read. All others will add that information in corresponding SPEC boxes on their graphic organizers at their seats. -SEE TEACHER NOTES BELOW for the VA Slave Code (1705) primary source content.