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  1. The Transatlantic Slave Trade In this lesson, students will be able to define the following terms: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Reasons for the Transatlantic Slave Trade The Middle Passage The Treatment of Slaves in the Americas E. Napp

  2. Many Native American Indians died from smallpox disease. E. Napp

  3. Disease and Death • Many Native American Indians died from the smallpox disease introduced by the European conquerors. • Many Native American Indians also died from the harsh working conditions imposed by the Europeans. • Theses deaths created a need for a work force. E. Napp

  4. Europeans decided to use African slaves to replace a dying Indian population. E. Napp

  5. The Transatlantic Slave Trade • Slavery had always existed but the Transatlantic Slave Trade expanded slavery on a massive scale. • Europeans removed millions of Africans between the 1500s to the 1800s. • Africans were stripped of their language and culture and forced to labor on plantations in the Americas. E. Napp

  6. Enslaved Africans were usually captured by warring African tribes and traded to European and American slave traders. E. Napp

  7. Captured Slaves • Enslaved Africans were usually captured by warring African tribes and traded to European and American slave traders. • Slaves were traded in exchange for guns and other goods. • Captured Africans were brought across the Atlantic ocean to the Americas. E. Napp

  8. The “Middle Passage” was the voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. E. Napp

  9. The Middle Passage • The “Middle Passage” was the journey from Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. • It was a long and brutal journey. • Many slaves died during the “Middle Passage”. E. Napp

  10. Captured Africans were crammed into small quarters during the Middle Passage. E. Napp

  11. The Costs of Slavery • African slaves were robbed of their language, labor, and culture. • They were forced to labor under brutal conditions in the Americas. • While the use of African slaves enriched Europeans and American settlers, it greatly harmed Africans and Africa. E. Napp

  12. African slaves encountered brutality and cruelty on plantations in the Americas. E. Napp

  13. African slaves were brought to sugar plantations in the Caribbean and large farms in Brazil. E. Napp

  14. Questions for Reflection: • Why did many Native American Indians die? • How did the deaths of Native American Indians affect Africans? • What was the Transatlantic Slave Trade? • Why did so many Africans die during the “Middle Passage”? • How did slavery harm Africans and Africa? E. Napp