Week 4 – Discussion

1. How widespread was slavery in the 18th century?

2. How did this differ from the exploitation of Native Americans that we read about earlier this term?

3. How does the Olaudah Equiano reading help you better understand the slave trade and slave experience of this era?

4. How had the French and Spanish colonial empires developed through the 18th century, and how was this different from the development of the English colonies?

5. What was the Seven Years’ War and why was it fought?

6. How did the outcome of this war impact the development of colonial America?

7. What was the Native American reaction to the outcome of this war?

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