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Slavery will hone your abilities to search and compile a response to the prompts provided below by describing the dynamics of slavery. Although slavery had existed among African peoples prior to the European slave trade, the status of slaves in Africa was much different than that of slaves as a result of the trade. The condition of the latter took a different path from the start. The transition of this status in the colonies is illustrated through primary sources as seen with several Acts of the Virginia Commonwealth. Research suggests that British North America saw the economic benefit of slavery and adopted "the Peculiar Institution" with slavery at the heart of their success. However, different viewpoints on slavery would soon lead to one of the greatest conflicts on American soil – the American Civil War.

Instructions

Locate the webpage Acts of the Virginia Commonwealth on the PBS site Slavery and the Making of America: The Slave Experience. Use the following keywords in your search: acts of Virginia Commonwealth slave experience. Read the information on this page. Feel free also to locate and incorporate additional scholarly sources to respond to this case study.

Construct the case study by responding to the following prompts:

  1. Describe in what ways the practice of slavery was different between Africans and Europeans?
  2. Explain how the length of service of slaves (servants being brought into the colony without indentures or covenants) change between 1642 and 1705?
  3. How was the status of children born to slaves by white men determined?
  4. Describe in what ways were slaves treated similarly to property (regarding the right of possession, damage to property, etc.)?
  5. As the author of the Declaration of Independence, analyze Jefferson's viewpoint of slavery and abolition of slavery.

Make sure to cite and reference sources. Make sure that the writing is clear, well-developed, and free from spelling and grammatical errors. Please note that part of your grade is to include a documented example of the primary source.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page
  • Use in-text citations that correspond with your end references

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Rubric

Case Study Grading Rubric – 100 pts

Case Study Grading Rubric – 100 pts
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength
5.0 ptsMeets length requirement 0.0 ptsDoes not meet length requirement
5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent
10.0 ptsPaper addresses all aspects of the assignment. 8.5 ptsPaper addresses most aspects of the assignment. 7.5 ptsPaper addresses some aspects of the assignment. 6.0 ptsPaper addresses few aspects of the assignment. 0.0 ptsNo effort
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis
25.0 ptsThroughout the whole work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective. 22.0 ptsThroughout most of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective. 19.0 ptsThroughout some of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective. 15.0 ptsThroughout little of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective. 0.0 ptsNo effort
25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupport
20.0 ptsThroughout the whole work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support. 17.0 ptsThroughout most of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support. 15.0 ptsThroughout some of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support. 12.0 ptsThroughout little of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support. 0.0 ptsNo effort
20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar, Mechanics, and Style
20.0 ptsThroughout the whole work, the text is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety. 17.0 ptsThroughout most of the work, the text is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety. 15.0 ptsThroughout some of the work, the text is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety. 12.0 ptsThroughout little of the work, the text is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety. 0.0 ptsNo effort
20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA: Citation and Reference Formatting
10.0 ptsThroughout the whole work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style. 8.5 ptsThroughout most of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style. 7.5 ptsThroughout some of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style. 6.0 ptsThroughout little of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style. 0.0 ptsPaper includes 1 or none of the following per APA style: title page, references page, correct margins, correct spacing, and correct font size.
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA: Title Page & References Page
5.0 ptsPaper includes both title page and references page. 2.5 ptsPaper includes either a title page or references page. 0.0 ptsPaper does not include a title page or references page.
5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePrimary Source Reference
5.0 ptsPaper includes reference to the primary source provided within the case study. 0.0 ptsPaper does not make reference to the primary source provided within the case study.
5.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0

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