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1 Slavery in the Colonies Slaves Waiting to be Sold

2 The Atlantic Slave Trade About 10 million enslaved Africans were transported to the Americas between the 1500s and the 1800s Africans were often bought or captured along the African coast to be sold in the Americas Slaves Being Marched to the African Coast to be Sold

3 The Middle Passage Once Africans were bought they were transported across the Atlantic Ocean on a brutal voyage called the Middle Passage Slave-ship captains crammed as many slaves on a ship as possible Slaves Being Crammed Into the Tight Quarters Below a Ship

4 Slave Ships Diagram of a Slave Ship

5 Slave Ships Diagram of a Slave Ship Up close

6 Destination of Enslaved Africans

7 Triangular Trade Triangular Trade was a three-way trade between the colonies, the islands of the Caribbean, and Africa

8 Triangular Trade

9 Slavery in the Colonies Slavery had existed since ancient times around the world, however, a harsher system of slavery developed over time Slaves were first introduced into Jamestown by slave ships Despite some early attempts to stop and limit it, slavery flourishes in the colonies A Slave Owner Beats His Slaves

10 Slavery Takes Root Why does slavery take root in the colonies? – The plantation system in the south requires many workers – Slaves were permanent and a huge profit could be made off them – Racism – Colonists believed they were helping the Africans by converting them to Christianity

11 Resistance to Slavery As the population of slaves increased, whites began to fear a slave rebellion Slave codes were passed to limit and restrict slaves Despite this, revolts and resistance still occurred until slavery ended in 1865 Slaves Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship


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