Slavery in Early America: Characteristics & Opposition


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What was one of the main differences between indentured servitude and slavery?

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1. How did the geographical growth of the Union affect slavery?

2. In the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, where were most slaves taken to after leaving Africa?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The characteristics and growth of slavery in early America was a peculiar phenomenon, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the history of slavery and important figures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments address the following:

  • Difference between indentured servant and slavery
  • The Missouri Compromise
  • The Trans-Atlantic slave trade
  • Provision of the U.S. Constitution concerning slavery

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Missouri Compromise
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding slavery

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the lesson Slavery in Early America: Characteristics & Opposition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the history of slavery in America
  • Understand what was unique about slavery in America
  • Know the historical impact of slavery and its abolition