“The Transatlantic Slave Trade & Slavery” ( What was the…
“The Transatlantic Slave Trade & Slavery”
What was the Transatlantic Slave Trade?
What did it involve?
Africans were captured from Africa Brought t to the Americas on a slave ship. When they got to America where they were forced to work as slaves
Why did it exist?
It existed because they wanted to mass produce cash crops on plantions and farms , and they Wanted free labor to save money so they used slaves and forced them to work.
Who was involved?
Africa, America, and Europe.
what were the conditions of the voyage for a slave?
They had Bad conditions, many deaths ,Some committed suicide , and others died from Diseases. The slaves were put in tight quarters where they couldn't stand up there ankles were put in shackles that kept them from escaping.
what was it?
African slaves were captured and
Put in slave ships and were brought to the Americas where
they were forced to work as slaves
Model of what slave ship looked like
WHEN and WHERE were slaves first brought? Slaves were first brought to Jamestown Virginia in the Americas in 1619
Why did the colonists enslaved Africans?
What were the colonists reasons/motives for turning to slavery?
They would have Free labor so they would make more money and didn't want to do labor themselves because there were lots of labor for making cash crops on plantions.. they also thought is was ok because They thought Rich whites were better than blacks and the poor.
Why didn’t they enslave Native Americans?
Because it was hard to take away Native’s culture because they were on their own land it was easy to destroy African culture because they were taken away from their land. Also native Americans would run away and were too powerful, and Africans wouldn’t run away and weren't powerful.
image of slaves working on a planation
Why was American slavery the cruelest form of slavery?It was the most cruel because they treated the slaves like property and treated them cruelly and unfairly and put them in poor conditions,
Image of slave treated badly
By 1800, how many Africans were enslaved in the Americas?10-15 million Africans were enslaved
image of African slaves
How many lives were lost to the system of slavery? 50 million Africans died through slavery
In what ways did enslaved people rebel against slavery?They would work slowly or secretly destroy white’s property and Would run away and hide
image of slave running away
What fears did slave owners/the white elite have?
What did the white elites give to poor whites and why?
rights were given to poor whites to separate the blacks and whites so would think they were better than the blacks and they wouldn't want to join together and rise up against them ,
What did they fear?
They feared the black slaves would rebel and rise up with the poor whites/slaves/servants against them.
Is Racism natural? Racism was never natural, because some whites in the American colonies would treat Africans and whites equally. The white elites told poor whites they were better than the blacks and gave them rights unfairly.
What was the middle passage?