07. Slavery and the Slave Trade





DN_RD_CS01405_60.jpgResearchers: Victoria Y., Kassie R., and Sydney H.
Our group is discussing slavery and the slave trade. We are discussing the differences and similarities between slaves and serfs. We will also touch on the Chinese peasant farmers.We plan to show the route that slave traders took between Europe, Africa, and America. We are also showing the goods that were traded along with the slaves. We are discussing the positive and negative effects that slavery had on the economy.We are showing how the free labor gave the American economy the boost it needed to become a world power as early as it did. We will be discussing if slavery was overall good for the economy, whether it was politically and morally wrong, and if overall it was a good or bad decision at the time. Our group is going to be discussing how slavery created racism and how far it has come today. Our group is putting all this in a powerpoint and we created a movie with some information and pictures. (Dustin S. Abbey B. and Alexa H.)
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This picture of the trading routes shows which goods were traded between the countries.


This picture of the trading routes shows which goods were traded between the countries.
Also in our project we are explaining many of the different types of slavery that other civilizations had.




Essential Questions:​

1. Where did the triangle trade originate?
Answer:Triangle trade originated in Africa in 1440- 1460. Slaves were shipped from Africa and sent to parts around the world for purchase. Slaves were sent to work on the farms or in manufacturing. The farmed produce and manufacturing goods were shipped to other countries, forming a triangle.

2. What were the positive and negative effects of slavery om the economy?
Answer: Slave trade had many positive and negative effects on the global economy. Trade flourished during this time because with slaves a surplus of goods were being produced and sold to various countries. However, while the economy was doing good, slave trade was morally wrong and harmful. It caused conflict among people throughout the world.

3. Does triangle trade still exist?
Answer: Triangle trade still exists but without the importing and exporting of slaves. Countries still participate in international trade. There are many more trade routes and a bigger variety of goods are traded. Also, more countries participate in international commerce.
Conclusion:
The global economy during the period of triangle trade flourished. International trade routes helped to form relationships in commerce among coastal nations. International trading also improved the accessibility of goods from other countries.


http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl( google map of triangle trade)


Narrative:

​ Countries have been trading goods since the beginning of civilization. Our group did research on triangle trade and slave trade. Slavery and the slave trade had many major effects on global economy. Through triangle trade routes, trade flourished and therefore so did the economy. Triangle Trade was a system of trading slaves, labor, and goods throughout Africa and the American South. Slaves came from Africa and were delivered to places such as the West Indies, Brazil, and the American South. In return, slave owners would ship goods which the slaves produced to other parts of the world, and use the money to purchase more slaves. The surplus of food that was being sold to other countries added to the already flourishing economy.
Slavery and the slave trade however also had a negative effect. Conflicts arose among people throughout the world because slavery was viewed as being morally unacceptable. Slavery was eventually abloished as a result of the conflict leaving us with the triangle trading system we know today. Although a larger variety of goods are exchanged and more nations are involved with international trade, many of the same routes are still used today. Today however, slaves are no longer traded.
A positive effect of triangle trade was that it created a more stable economy. It also introduced iternational trading to other parts of the world. While it was good for the global economy at the time, people eventually saw that it was wrong. therefore the era of slavery came to an end.