Roots (1977): Mutiny on a Slave Ship
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As slaves are displaced to their new home by the slave ships, they feel unsettled and plot to overthrow the slave owners. The slaves start a rebellion, ensuing violence and chaos.

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  1. What factors caused the slaves to rebel?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain reasons for the development of the plantation system, the transatlantic slave trade, and the...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the development of the slave trade
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the impact of the Atlantic slave trade on West Africa and the Americas

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