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1 Slavery: A brutal, cruel, unfair way of life in the 1800’s By: Matthew Head and C.j Ferguson

2 Slavery in the 1800’s Life as a slave in the 1800s was very brutal. Slaves worked in inhumane conditions, in the scorching heat for countless hours of the day, with little to no rest. Slaves were poorly fed, and lacked basic necessities. Their living conditions were not sanitary, and they worked no matter what. If a slave refused to work or wasn’t doing work that pleased their master, the slaves were brutally beaten.

3 What were some common jobs for slaves? Heavy Labor, cooking, cleaning, farm work, and common household duties were common jobs for slaves.

4 What were some of the challenges that slaves faced? Racism, abuse, neglect, starvation, lack of sanitation, and sicknesses were some of the common challenges for slaves.

5 Who served as slaves in the 1800’s? African Americans of all ages and genders were among the many people that were forced into slavery.

6 Slavery: Why? Slavery was for many different reasons. Racism and laziness were among the many causes of slavery.

7 How many slaves died from murder diseases, and abuse? 100,000 slaves died because of cruelty, disease, and abuse of slave’s masters.

8 What was abolition? Abolition was an act that challenged slavery. Abolitionists were people that strongly discouraged slavery and believed it was cruel.

9 Who were some famous abolitionists? Fredrick Douglas, john brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Booker t. Washington were all among the famous abolitionists.

10 What was the Underground Railroad? The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada, was not run by any single organization or person. Rather, it consisted of many individuals -- many whites but predominantly black -- who knew only of the local efforts to aid fugitives and not of the overall operation. Still, it effectively moved hundreds of slaves northward each year -- according to one estimate, the South lost 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850.

11 Bye, Bye Slavery! Slavery kissed it goodbye on January 1, The slaves were free from this day on!


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