The Economics of American Slavery


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Which of the following best explains the need for early slavery in the United States?

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1. Which of the following factors led to an increased dependence on slavery in the United States?

2. Which of the following was NOT a negative effect of slavery on the U.S. economy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The atrocious institution of slavery had both positive and negative effects on the economy of the United States. Test your knowledge of these effects by completing these assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessment items review knowledge of:

  • The cause of increased dependency on slavery in the United States
  • How the North benefited from slavery
  • Negative economic effects of slavery in the United States

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the early need for slavery in the United States
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the U.S economy and slavery
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the government benefited economically from slavery

Additional Learning

The Economics of American Slavery is a lesson that will help you learn more about the how slavery affected the U.S. economy. The covered objectives include:

  • Know how slave labor affected the personal finances of slave owners
  • Understand the correlation between an increase in slavery and the economy
  • Review how slavery changed the U.S. economy