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1

Throughout West Africa, society was based on...

family

2

One thing that is true about West Africans in the 1500s is that they valued...

family and ancestors

3

Ways West Africans were different from each other...

-Some lived in small villages, and some lived in large cities.
-Some villages were part of empires, and others were not.
-West Africans often spoke different languages from each other.

4

Europeans offered to trade ______________ to the people of West Africa.

guns

5

Beginning in the 1400s, many West African leaders participated in the slave trade by...

exchanging people for goods

6

West African groups would often _____________ other West African groups to get slaves outside their nation.

raid

7

If a West African king refused to take part in the slave trade with Europeans their people were _____________ and sold as ____________.

People were CAPTURED and sold as SLAVES

8

Three choices that West Africans made about slave trade...

1) West Africans refused to take part in the slave trade.
2) West Africans tried to find slaves outside their nations.
3) West Africans traded people who were already enslaved.

9

The triangular trade is the exchange of goods and slaves between ______________, the Americans, and __________________________.

The triangular trade is the exchange of goods and slaves between EUROPE, the Americans, and WEST AFRICA.

10

The voyage of slave ships across the Atlantic Ocean is called the...

Middle Passage

11

During the journey to the American colonies, slaves were often chained together without room to sit, so crammed they could barely move, AND they often had ____________ from lying on the floorboards.

During the journey to the American colonies, slaves were often chained together without room to sit, so crammed they could barely move, AND they often had SORES from lying on the floorboards.

12

There was a lot of ____________________________ on slave ships during the Middle Passage.

serious illness

13

The white men would try to prevent slaves from killing themselves because they knew that losing slaves meant __________________________________.

losing money

14

When Africans captured in the slave trade arrived in the American colonies, they were first _____________________ or slave auctions.

sold at scrambles

15

Most of the slaves in West Indies and British North America were put to work on _________________________ plantations.

sugar and tobacco

16

The person who supervised the work of slaves was called the ___________________________.

overseer

17

When slaves would pretend not to understand what they were being told to do it was a form of __________________.

resistance

18

In general, ________________________ had the hardest life.

field workers

19

To cope with their hard life, many slaves would sing ________________________ as they worked in the field.

spirituals

20

European traders affected slavery in West Africa because they traded _____________ for ______________ to work on plantations.

European traders affected slavery in West Africa because they traded GOODS for SLAVES to work on plantations.

21

A slave auction is a _____________________ where slaves were sold to the highest bidder.

public sale

22

On a plantation, most slaves ______________________ crops

planted and picked

23

One reason slaves would have a hard time their first year on a plantation was because they were shouted at in an __________________________________________.

unfamiliar language

24

To try to escape the plantations, slaves would away and hide in the ________________.

woods

25

The slave trade is ____________________, _____________________, and _________________ people.

The slave trade is CAPTURING, TRANSPORTING, and SELLING people.