Slaves in the Middle Passage: Definition, Facts & Summary

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Which of the following BEST describes the Middle Passage?

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1. The U.S. Constitution banned the transatlantic slave trade, beginning in 1808. Which of the following BEST describes the state of the slave trade after 1808?

2. Which of the following statements is accurate about the transatlantic slave trade?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your understanding of slavery and the Middle Passage by testing yourself with our easy-to-use worksheet and quiz combo. You'll have to be familiar with the conditions of the slave trade along the Middle Passage as well as the number of fatalities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will ask you about:

  • Transatlantic slave trade
  • How many Africans were kidnapped and shipped across the Atlantic during the Triangle Trade
  • Severe conditions on slaving ships en route to the Americas on the Middle Passage
  • State of the slave trade after 1808

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about slavery in America in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Triangle Trade
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of people traded and killed because of the Triangle Trade and the Middle Passage

Additional Learning

The attached lesson called Slaves in the Middle Passage: Definition, Facts & Summary will prepare you to:

  • Chart the Triangle Trade and list the goods traded for human slaves
  • Describe the conditions that slaves were subjected to along the Middle Passage
  • Discuss Olaudah Equiano's account of being sold into slavery and buying back his freedom
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