Life as a Slave in the Early American Colonies


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Thomas Jefferson's slave, Isaac Jefferson, worked as a:

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1. Which is NOT true?

2. What was the name of the unique music genre slaves created that merged Christian and African themes?Hym

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although the struggle to end slavery is an oft-discussed topic in American history, we tend not to pay much attention to the subject of the actual lives of the slaves themselves. You can study up on this subject by going over the questions found in this assessment. Our quiz and worksheet will provide you with a much better understanding of slavery in the United States and how the slaves lived.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Go through these questions to review topics such as:

  • Slavery and agriculture
  • Notable slaves and slaveholders
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade
  • The slavery economy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through the questions to test your knowledge of the history of American slavery and its effects on the slaves themselves
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand notable aspects of the history and development of American slavery
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of slavery in the United States to identify specific slaves, their roles, and their place in history

Additional Learning

For more information about the lives of slaves, read the associated lesson called Life as a Slave in the Early American Colonies. Go through this lesson to learn about:

  • The origins of slavery in America
  • The economics of slavery
  • The culture of slavery
  • Notable slaves in American history