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Interactive video lesson plan for: Slavery - Crash Course US History #13

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In which John Green teaches you about America's "peculiar institution," slavery. I wouldn't really call it peculiar. I'd lean more toward horrifying and depressing institution, but nobody asked me. John will talk about what life was like for a slave in the 19th century United States, and how slaves resisted oppression, to the degree that was possible. We'll hear about cotton plantations, violent punishment of slaves, day to day slave life, and slave rebellions. Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, and Whipped Peter all make an appearance. Slavery as an institution is arguably the darkest part of America's history, and we're still dealing with its aftermath 150 years after it ended. Support CrashCourse on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse

Hey teachers and students - Check out CommonLit's free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. We know of the horrors of American slavery today thanks to the many free slaves who documented their experiences later in life, including Equiano who vividly remembered the Middle Passage from Africa to America, Frederick Douglass who could not forget his childhood as a slave and delivered many speeches on slavery throughout his life, and Harriet Ann Jacobs who wrote about what slaves are taught to think of the North in her memoirs. All of these abolitionists were fighting against unfair laws such as the Fugitive Slave Act. Still other slaves like Nat Turner resisted by openly rebelling. Read the Fugitive Slave Act here: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/fugitive-slave-act-of-1793

Tagged under: slavery,history,APUSH,John Green,slave trade,slave states,john calhoun,United States,government,laws,fugitive slave,homework ,study,test,exam,harriet tubman,frederick douglass,abolition

13 questions

1. How much of the world's cotton was produced in the southern United States? (00:01:12)

2. Identify 2 ways that Northerners profited from slavery in the United States. (00:01:46)

3. Explain what industrialization is andwhy there was little of it happening in the southern United States prior to the Civil War. (00:02:27)

4. By 1860 how many slaves were there in the United States? (00:02:39)

5. Most whites in the southern United States owned slaves. (00:03:09)

6. The average slave owner in the southern United States owned how many slaves (00:03:19)

7. Explain the difference between the "task system" and the "gang system". (00:06:59)

8. What was the primary form of resistance to dehumanization used by slaves? (00:08:12)

9. In Virginia approximately how many slave marriages were ended by sale? (00:08:45)

10. Explain the difference in how religion was used by slave owners in comparison to how it was used by slaves. (00:09:18)

11. What was the primary way that slaves resisted oppression/slavery? (00:10:42)

12. Which armed slave revolt was the most "successful"? (00:12:35)

13. Which is NOT an example of a subtle form of resistance used by slaves? (00:13:09)

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