Questions: atlantic slave trade crash course #24 Directions



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Mr. Sink’s AP World History – Unit 3: The Early Modern Era, 1450-1750

Questions: ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE CRASH COURSE #24



Directions: Watch the video “World History Crash Course #24: The Atlantic Slave Trade” on www.youtube.com and answer the questions below on a separate piece of paper.

  1. How many slaves were forcibly moved from Africa to the Americas between 1500 and 1880? Where in the Americas did these slaves wind up?

  2. What is the common misconception about how Europeans obtained African slaves? Why is this wrong?

  3. What were some of the types of work African slaves performed for their masters in the Americas?

  4. Describe some of the brutal conditions slaves worked under on the sugarcane plantations?

  5. Why were relatively few slaves imported to North America when compared to a place like Brazil?

  6. How was African slavery different from previous forms of slavery in world history?

  7. How can we officially define the practice of slavery and what makes it so horrendous?

  8. How did the Atlantic slave trade combine the worst elements of the previous models of slavery used by (a) the Greeks (b) the Romans (c) the Judeo-Christian world (d) Muslim Arabs and (e) the Spanish and Portuguese?

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Mr. Sink’s AP World History – Unit 3: The Early Modern Era, 1450-1750



Questions: ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE CRASH COURSE #24



Directions: Watch the video “World History Crash Course #24: The Atlantic Slave Trade” on www.youtube.com and answer the questions below on a separate piece of paper.

  1. How many slaves were forcibly moved from Africa to the Americas between 1500 and 1880? Where in the Americas did these slaves wind up?

  2. What is the common misconception about how Europeans obtained African slaves? Why is this wrong?

  3. What were some of the types of work African slaves performed for their masters in the Americas?

  4. Describe some of the brutal conditions slaves worked under on the sugarcane plantations?

  5. Why were relatively few slaves imported to North America when compared to a place like Brazil?

  6. How was African slavery different from previous forms of slavery in world history?

  7. How can we officially define the practice of slavery and what makes it so horrendous?

  8. How did the Atlantic slave trade combine the worst elements of the previous models of slavery used by (a) the Greeks (b) the Romans (c) the Judeo-Christian world (d) Muslim Arabs and (e) the Spanish and Portuguese?


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