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Chapter 20 Section 3 The Atlantic Slave Trade. What is the #1 good/resource discovered in the New World? How does this relate to or influence slavery?

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1 Chapter 20 Section 3 The Atlantic Slave Trade

2 What is the #1 good/resource discovered in the New World? How does this relate to or influence slavery?

3 Why did the transportation of slaves significantly increase in the 1600s? Sugar/Tobacco Farms –Need for labor –Native Americans not good slaves #1 demand was cheap labor

4 Advantages 1.Exposed to European disease 2.Farming experience 3.Less likely to escape 4.Easily identifiable

5 The Atlantic Slave Trade The buying and selling of Africans for work in the Americas 1500-1600: 300,000 transported to Americas 1600-1700: 1.3 million By 1870, 9.5 million had been transported

6 What led to the increase in slaves being transported during the 1600s? Massive need for cheap labor Supply and demand

7 Spain & Portugal By 1650, 300,000 just for Spanish plantations and mines Portuguese surpassed this –WHY? Brazil dominated the sugar trade By 1700, over 40% of all Africans brought to the Americas went to Brazil

8 England 1690-1807: English leading carrier of slaves Slave population steadily grew in the colonies

9 African Cooperation African rulers sold prisoners Coastal ports – easy access to slaves Very profitable

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12 Page 568 Question 1 and 2

13 The Triangular Trade transatlantic trading network

14 1.Europe – 2.Africa – 3.Americas – A.Caribbean – B.Colonies –

15 Where is the Middle Passage?

16 Middle Passage

17 What were the conditions like during the Middle Passage? Packed into lower quarters Whippings/beati ngs Disease 20% of Africans on every ship died

18 What was the first thing that happened to a slave when they arrived in the Americas? 1.Inspection 2.Auction Block 3.Chain Gang http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/slavery.htm http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/slavery.htm

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20 What do you think are the consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade?


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