Africans in Colonial America (1619-1763)

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Part 1
Answer the following questions in two to three complete sentences. (Each
question is worth three points)

1. Describe how African Americans resisted enslavement during colonial
times. What were the results of these efforts?


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2. How did an indentured servant differ from an enslaved person?


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3. Describe an enslaved African's working conditions and living
arrangements on a plantation.


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4. How did racial prejudices and racist laws affect romantic unions between
Africans and Europeans in the colonial period?

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5. Describe two reasons why slavery did not develop in the northern
colonies.


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6. How does the story of Anthony Johnson and his family reflect the change
of legal status of African Americans in Virginia in the 1600s?


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Part 2
Answer the following questions by writing at least a paragraph (five
sentences). (Each question is worth ten points)

1. Why did the system of indentured service give way to slavery in North
America? Give at least two reasons.


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2. Agree or disagree with the following statement. The lives of European
indentured servants in American colonies were generally good and always
better than the lives of Africans there. Be sure to offer evidence for
your views.


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