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Chapter 7, Lesson 3: Slavery in the Southern Colonies (pp. 167-173)

I. The Beginnings of African Slavery

II. The Slave Trade

    A. Africans were captured and marched to trading forts near the ocean.

    B. Enslaved Africans endured a terrible journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

    C. At an American port, enslaved Africans were sold at slave auctions.

III. Slavery in the Southern Colonies
    A. Not all black people who came to North America in the 1600s were slaves.

    B. Slave laws in Virginia became stronger when planters needed a lot of workers.

    C. African slaves who worked in the tobacco fields created wealth for plantation owners.

    D. Slave owners constantly worried about controlling enslaved Africans, but escape attempts and other forms of rebellion still occurred.

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