Slavery   BY : Keylee&Joshua

Slavery  Facts

    The level of slave exports grew from about 36,000 a year during the early 18th century to almost 80,000 a year during the 1780's.

-Approximately 11,863,000 Africans were shipped across the Atlantic

-Well over 90 percent of African slaves were imported into the Caribbean and South America. Only about 6 percent of imports went directly to British North America. Yet by 1825, the U.S. had a quarter of blacks in the New World.

-The majority of African slaves were brought to British North America between 1720 and 1780. (Average date of arrival for Americans is 1890)

-The Underground Railroad was organized to help slaves escape north to freedom. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe, refuted the Southern myth that African Americans were happy as slaves.

-On December 6, 1865, eight months after the end of the Civil War, the United States adopted the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which outlawed the practice of slavery.

- Slavery ended December 6, 1863

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