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7th Grade Social Studies Homework Assignments

Due Friday, February 16, 2007


I.  A Slave Raid


II.  Slavery Comes to the New World Colonies


Answer the following questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of loose-leaf paper.


1.  What did the new lands have that created the need for many workers?

2.  Who did the colonists enslave first? 

3.  How long did kidnapped Africans have to spend on the slave ships?

4.  Why did the English colonists prefer to enslave Africans? (Give at least three reasons.)



African village life (above)

King Nzinga Mbemba of Kongo (Afonso) (below) wrote to the King of Portugal on The Evils of the Slave Trade in a Letter dated October 18,1526