Presentation on theme: "Abolition of Slavery Newly independent nations of West. Hemisphere struggled to realize the Enlightenment ideals of freedom and individual liberty Persistence."— Presentation transcript:
1 Abolition of SlaveryNewly independent nations of West. Hemisphere struggled to realize the Enlightenment ideals of freedom and individual libertyPersistence of slavery and other oppressive colonial-era institutions slowed process**ideals of universal freedom and citizenship contrasted sharply with reality of slavery.
4 Put the following events in order Puerto Rico abolished slaveryFrance abolished slavery in its Caribbean coloniesEnd of the British transatlantic slave tradeBrazilian monarchy endedUS Civil War beginsEnd of slavery in British coloniesSpain abolished slaveryAbolition of slavery in Dutch EmpireThe 13th Amendment to the US ConstitutionSlavery abolished in BrazilComplete abolition in British colonies
5 Abolition of Slavery Timeline End of the British transatlantic slave trade 1808End of slavery in British colonies 1834Complete abolition in British colonies 1838France abolished slavery in its Caribbean colonies 1848US Civil War begins 1861Abolition of slavery in Dutch Empire 1863The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution 1865Puerto Rico abolished slavery 1873Spain abolished slavery 1886Slavery abolished in Brazil 1888Brazilian monarchy ended 1889
8 ConclusionFrom African slaves entering West. Hemisphere outnumbered Euro. Immigrants by nearly 2 to 1Additional 4 million slaves were imported before the end of the slave trade in 1850’sOnce over, millions of Euros and Asians arrived as immigrants