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When did the first African slaves arrive in the British North American colonies?



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When did the first African slaves arrive in the British North American colonies? ________________________________________________________________________

  • Where did the first African slaves arrive in the British North American colonies? ________________________________________________________________________

  • How many slaves were in the thirteen colonies by the time of the American Revolution? ________________________________________________________________________

  • What was the Chesapeake region? ________________________________________________________________________

  • What was the major crop of the Chesapeake region? ________________________________________________________________________

  • Why did slavery grown in this region? ________________________________________________________________________

  • How did the institution of slavery benefit Maryland and Virginia? ________________________________________________________________________

  • What crop was grown in South Carolina and Georgia? ________________________________________________________________________

  • What happened as rice exports to Europe grew? ________________________________________________________________________

  • What did Georgia reverse in the mid-1700s? ________________________________________________________________________

  • Why was slavery more common in the southern states than the northern states? ________________________________________________________________________

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    Questions:

    1. What happened to the African American population in the American colonies between 1700 and 1780? ________________________________________________________________________

    2. What colony had the largest population of African Americans? ________________________________________________________________________

    3. What colony had the smallest population of African Americans? ________________________________________________________________________

    4. How did the African American population in the South differ from the African American population in North? ________________________________________________________________________

    5. What accounts for the difference in the African American population in the South and the African American population in the North? ________________________________________________________________________

    6. Why was the South dependent on African American labor? ________________________________________________________________________

    7. What were plantations? ________________________________________________________________________

    8. Why did plantations develop in the South? ________________________________________________________________________

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