S: You wouldn't want to be in the slave trade.
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FC: You wouldn't want to be in the slave trade. | By: Molly #7
1: The slaves were captured. I am going to tell you about your journey through the slave trade. Your journey will begin with you being transported to the plantations, how you were traded, and what you would do after you are sold. You are going to be sold in the slave trade. You are just walking on your new land. You were sold as one of the first slaves in America in 1619. The Portuguese ( the first Europeans to be involved in the slave trade) took you to meet your new master. You and 70,000 slaves would be sold in 1790. Quickly. The population of slaves being sold in the United States quickly rose up to 4 million. You would have to work for your new master. | Introduction.
2: How were you transported to the plantations? You are taken to your new home. You are taken to your new home by walking, or being on a Slave Ship. You would have to go with a bunch of other African slaves that were going to their masters as well. If you tried to escape, you would be whipped and beaten. WHIP! People would give you gruel to eat, and if you were lucky, you would get an animal to eat. If you walk, you would have to walk across a desert, on bare feet in the hot sand rushing against your feet. Burning them. You will try to escape many times.And when you do, your master will track you down with bloodhounds. You will find that escape is impossible. This is how you were transported to the plantations. | How were you transported to the plantations?
3: How were you traded in America? Now you will be traded. You would be traded in many different types of ways. You are finally on your new plantation. You will soon be traded and given to a new master. You think to yourself why am I traded? You are traded the next day. While you are in the cart ready to go work for a new master, you hear them talking, now you know why you are traded. You are traded for wealth, money, and power. You are traded for producing crops, helping cattle, and growing land. You are worried about your future. This is how you are traded. | How were you traded in America?
4: What would you do after you were sold? After you were sold, you were taken to a new master. Your are sent strait to work. You are forced to work all day, and you are whipped when you try to rest. You are very tired when you are done. And when you are done, you are very happy to go to sleep in your wood cabin with plain dirt floors. The next day, you are forced to do the same. And the same thing every day. This is what you would do after you were traded. | What would you do after you were sold?
5: The slavery finally ended by the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. . And all the slaves were as happy as can be to be free. You are finally back home. And you are with your family again. You can finally follow your religion. You are free to do what you please. You are completely free. The slavery was a terrible time for me, you thought, But its finally over, and i am so happy. This is all about your journey through the slave trade. | Conclusion.