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The Triangular Trade
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Liverpool Exports: To Africa Guns, cloth, iron, and beer To The Americas: Manufactured goods and luxuries http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory/africa_caribbean/docs/trade_routes.htm http://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/page/4/?ref=spelling Bristol Port Afrrican exports England had established the 13 colonies in North America. They needed slaves to work the plantations and crops so that the colonies could survive. They found their sources in African kings who were willing to trade prisoners-of-war and criminals in exchange for European weapons and goods. http://histclo.com/act/work/slave/ast/ast-atle.html To the Americas: SLAVES To England: Gold, ivory, spices, and hardwoods Trade in the Americas occured in the West Indies and the 13 colonies Most slaves from Africa were first sent to the West Indies and then sent to the colonies to be used on plantations. The goods then produced in the colonies were then sent to England, forming a triangle. Whale oil, lumber, furs, rice, silk, indigo and tobacco Rum, iron, gunpowder, cloth, and tools Slaves, sugar and molasses Fish, flour, livestock, and lumber Trade- Exports: Colonies to West Indies West Indies to the Colonies Colonies to Africa Colonies to England The Triangular Trade was from the late 16th to early 19th centuries. Final Result Millions of Africans were displaced from their homeland and sent to the colonies to help them grow. The British dominated the Trans-Atlantic slave trade which gave them a strong economy and power during that time.