The Effects of the Triangular Trade Africa
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of the Triangular Trade
Males 15-25, who were the creative, productive, inventive & skilled segment of the population, were taken. = Less protection
This was the group
most likely to have children
Wars and raiding caused death
Africans started to migrate from their homelands and move from the coast to the interior
Caused cultural damage
Wars were started with the introduction of guns and the need to supply slaves to escape slavery themselves
The violence and instability
still exists today in Africa
It caused a division between tribes
Violence also caused economic problems, as trade stopped between certain groups.
Africa was weakened by the slave trade; therefore, it was easier for Europeans to colonize it.
did not plan for the future
, as the future was uncertain.
Business and trade development were hampered. Sometimes cotton and iron were exchanged, between the Europeans & African Tribes. This hurt local businesses, which provided the same products.
Loss of workers for guns, alcohol and luxury goods, which did not help the continent’s economic development.
Africans were thought of as the inferior
race and only as commodities
, not human beings
The Europeans’ justification was that they were bringing them to a better place
Racism stemming from the slave trade has been passed down through generations and still exists today.
Sierra Leone (1787) & Liberia (1820s):
These 2 African countries formed as settlements for ex-slaves.
The Capital of Sierra Leone is Freetown
They owned plantations in the Americas & mines in Africa, which = huge profit and
depended on the slave trade
Ports grew, which boosted the shipping industry (needed ships, crew, nets etc.)
Money from the slave trade contributed to the Industrial Revolution (factories, urbanization etc.)
They received new raw materials (Cotton, tobacco, sugar cane etc..), which were made into finished products.
It helped the empires grow and remain world powers
It allowed them to colonize Africa easier.
Gained African culture: Ideas, language,
, views on government,
, art technology & creativity
New laws created
Gained African culture: Ideas, language, religion, views on government, music foods, art technology & creativity
Famous Black People
Provided plantation owners with skilled workers who could endure
working in hot temperatures
The slaves brought agriculture & mining skills learned in Africa to the Americas
Created black carpenters, masons, mechanics, mining and inventors
Made money from selling raw material to Europeans
in exchange for slaves
Cause of the American Civil War
New laws created
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