Yr 8 Slave Trade and Civil Rights
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What stretches across the whole world?
Triangular Slave trade
What name is given to the slave trade in the 17th/18th centuries?
What is journey number two on the triangular trade better known as?
How could slave ships pack slaves in an attempt to make more money?
In this method fewer slaves were loaded, giving them more space to lie out. More slaves survived the voyage, so less money was lost?
Which type of slave sale involved increasing bids for the slaves?
Which type of slave sale involved a fixed price for all slaves and buyers running in to grab their purchase?
What type of resistance involved more hidden and discrete ways of resisting?
Slaves who worked in the homes of the plantation owners were called?
Were slaves who laboured in the plantation fields were called?
Who was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. He helped found The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
Who was an MP who in 1787, came into contact with Thomas Clarkson and a group of anti-slave-trade activists and contributed to the abolition of slavery in Britain.
Who was a freed slave of Igbo extraction from the eastern part of present-day Nigeria, who supported the British movement to end the slave trade.
Abolition Act 1807
The act abolished the Slave Trade in the British colonies. It became illegal to carry slaves in British ships (although many ships tried to evade the ban). The ultimate aim, however, had always been the abolition of slavery itself which the Act did not achieve.
American Civil War
What war was fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated.
Ku Klux Klan
What was founded in 1866, and extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance?
In what crime were most victims black and the perpetrators white. These crimes mainly occurred in the southern states of the United States?
What is the term used to describe the separation of black and white people in many southern states of the United States, still common place until the 1960s?
Jim Crow Laws
What laws allowed southern states in the united States to discriminate against black people?
Martin Luther King Jr
Who was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 through 1968.
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