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1 The Influence of African Slavery on the Development of the Americas SS6H2 The student will explain the development of Latin America and the Caribbean from European colonies to independent nations a. Describe the influence of African slavery on the development of the Americas

2 African Slavery The goal of the Europeans was finding cheap labor Millions of natives died from disease and others from the harsh work – a new supply of labor was found in Africa Slavery lasted for about 300 years, ending as the different countries gained their freedom from Europe

3 Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Brazil million Spanish Empire million Carribbean 3 – 6 million North America.5 – 1 million 10 to 20 million people enslaved

4 Descendants of the African slaves are a part of the Latin American culture Most live in areas where plantation farming was important People with only African ancestors or people with both African and European ancestors (mulattoes) live in large numbers in these countries They represent about 60% of Cubans and 50% of Brazilians

5 What did it look like?

6 Is it slavery really still around today? Two articles!

7 Summary How do these two articles show how slavery is STILL affecting people?


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