AP U.S. History Homework Assignment Sheet: SLAVERY
9/21 (Per. 3); 9/22 (Per. 6)
Start working on these assignments immediately and get ahead if you can, because some assignments are l-o-n-g. This particular assignment sheet is the type that allows you some freedom. You can fit the suggested assignments into your personal schedule, if you find it difficult to follow the suggested schedule. However, you must realize the responsibility placed on you.
1. Read and take notes on reading from Digital History Textbook Digital History
Read and take notes on reading from Digital History Textbook: Digital History
•Slavery in Colonial North America
•The American Revolution and Slavery
•What was Life Like Under Slavery
•Slave Family Life
Origins of slavery
3-Read and take notes on reading from Digital History Textbook: Digital History
•Slave Resistance and Revolts
•The Economics of Slavery
Problem Set #1: Complete the following three tasks:
a. Identify THREE different factors that led to the growth of African slavery from 1619 to 1750 in the North American British colonies.
b. Explain ONE way African slaves resisted the dehumanizing aspects of slavery.
Detailed paragraphs are required and will be collected and assessed.
4-Read and take notes on reading from Digital History Textbook; Digital History
•Read all links under the “ANTISLAVERY” section
5-Read and take notes on reading from Digital History Textbook; Digital History The Pre-Civil War South
To be discussed in class, followed by independent analysis.
Keep in mind, the summer work on
Abolitionist ideology and genesis.
•The Old South: Images and Realities
•The South’s Economy
Myths of antebellum South
Problem Set #2: This question has three parts (A, B and C)
A) Describe ONE radical and ONE moderate tactic of the abolitionist movement.
B) Which tactic (radical or moderate) was more successful?
C) Contrast your opinion against the opposing view, demonstrating why that opinion was not as good as the one you chose.
6- Read After the Fact, Chapter 7 “A View From The Bottom Rail”. Take sufficient notes to facilitate discussion. Think about validity and reliability of sources.
• Why is it hard to recreate the freedmen's point of view?
• What are examples of deception between blacks and whites?
• List problems for historians who use the FWP interviews with former slaves.
What did freedmen do to distance themselves from the old habits of bondage?
7-.Journal Entry #3: To secure their freedom, did slaves have the right to kill? (Length: at least two sides)