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Slavery in the US By Grace Douthit. Beginning ● 1619, Started as indentured servants in Jamestown o boosting economy ● Increase production of cash crops.

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1 Slavery in the US By Grace Douthit

2 Beginning ● 1619, Started as indentured servants in Jamestown o boosting economy ● Increase production of cash crops o more demand, more money ●Landowners turned to African slaves to be more profitable o Racial discrimination started in 1680’s ●Rights were taken away

3 Peak ●1793, Eli Whitney, cotton gin= more demand for labor o tobacco cotton ●plantation= small shacks, malnutrition ●Families were split up ●North started to abolish slavery o Underground Railroad

4 End ●1861, Civil War o Divided the North and South o Sovereign states and indivisible nations with sovereign national government and slavery ●1863, Emancipation Proclamation o Did not free slaves but made the war more about human freedom ●1864, 13th Amendment

5 Citation "Slavery in America." History.com. A&E Television Networks. Web. 13 Nov "Chronology on the History of Slavery 1619 to 1789." Chronology on the History of Slavery 1619 to Web. 13 Nov "Feature Indentured Servants In The U.S." PBS. PBS. Web. 13 Nov "The Brief Overview of the Civil War." Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations. Web. 13 Nov


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