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At one point in time the cotton industry was really big and so white Americans all wanted a part of it. To produce cotton you needed to own a plantation and have workers to pick the cotton. Most of the plantation owners did not want to pay their workers and since it wasn't illegal they thought it easier just to "buy" slaves to do the work for them.

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Q: Why were slaves sent to the Americans?
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Why were millions of Africa sent as a slave to the Americans?

because there was money to be made by capturing slaves, shipping them and then selling them on.

How were the slaves treated once they got to the Americans?

badly, they were put into slavery. the americans treated them like dirt..they got sent directly to plantations to become a slave. they were whipped, punched, slapped etc. slaves had no respect. it was not fair.

What states to return fugitive slaves to their owners?

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Most slaves who were sent to North America came from Africa.

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How did Athenians envision the role of slaves and women?

the women cooked and cleaned clothes and slaves were sent to training camps then sent to war

Where were Native Americans held as slaves in the early 1800's?

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Who took advantage of the homestead act?

white Americans, freed slaves and immigrants

Were all African-Americans slaves?

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Who were the first Europeans to bring in slaves?

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How did Christopher Columbus believe about the people of America?

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