Slavery in America: Cotton, Slave Trade and the Southern Response


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Which one of the following is true about the Slave Code?

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1. Which of the following compares the slave revolt led by Denmark Vesey with that of Nat Turner?

2. Which of the following was NOT part of the slave trade?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Slavery in America was a horrendous, complex institution. Use these materials, along with our lesson on the characteristics of slavery, to learn more about the treatment of slaves, ways slaves chose to resist their oppressors, and how this inhumane institution affected the development of America.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Slave Codes
  • Nat Turner
  • The cotton gin
  • The Middle Passage
  • Methods of resistance from slaves

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the Slave Codes
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the treatment of slaves in a different light

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson titled Slavery in America: Cotton, Slave Trade and the Southern Response will prepare you to:

  • Describe some major slave revolts, including the one led by Denmark Vesey
  • Explain how slaves were transported to America and what materials they were traded for
  • Discuss how owners would 'season' slaves
  • List reasons why Africans were used as slaves in America