The Triangle of Trade

The Triangle Trade, also known as the triangular trade, is the name given to a system of trade that occurred during the colonial era in American History. New Englanders traded extensively, exporting many commodities such as fish, whale oil, furs, and rum. However, one distinct route that formed was the triangular trade. This pattern occurred as follows:

  • New Englanders manufactured and shipped rum to the west coast of Africa in exchange for slaves.
  • The slaves were taken on the “Middle Passage” to the West Indies where they were sold for molasses and money.
  • The molasses would be sent to New England to make rum and start the entire system of trade all over again.

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1. What goods were transported to Africa from Europe?

2. Who organised the slave trade in Africa?

3. Why did many slaves not reach the plantations alive?

4. What goods were taken back to Liverpool and Bristol?

5. How important was this trade for these towns?

6. How many Africans were transferred to America as a result of the triangular trade?

7. Find a source to support any of your answers. leave the link and explain it.

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This sources shows that when slaves arrived in America, they were sold at an auction. The white masters who paid more for them could take them to their plantations to work.

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17 respuestas a The Triangle of Trade

  1. Mili dijo:

    The Triangle of Trade

    1)Teas,furniture,tools,spices,cloth and iron products were transported from Europe to Africa.
    2)White people controlled slaves in Africa.
    3)Many slaves didn’t reach the plantations alive because they were packed very closed that they didn’t have air,really bad smell,the trip was so long and there weren’t showers.Sickness,conditions were that bad that they prefered to die instead of supporting that trip.
    4)Raw materials such as woods including aluminum and carbon,minerals and metals from mines,etc,were taken back to Liverpool and Bristol.
    5)The trade was extremly important because each country needed something that the other had and couldn’t be produced or found in his land.
    6)Between 9 and 11 million africans were tranferred to America.
    7)
    https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~lebelp/SlavesOnBoat.jpg

    In this image you can observe how terrible conditions were.All of them were really thin because food was very little and in orrible.Also they were all packed and pretty dirty.

  2. Feli dijo:

    1- They were tobacco, sugar, indigo (a plant used for dye), rice, rum and cotton.
    2-England
    3-Because of the long journey, nad conditions, exploitation.
    4- Were taken back cotton, brass pans and guns.
    5-it was very important because if one town didnt have something the other neither so all the chain was important.
    6-around 200 slaves.
    7-http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/246f7689dceb7ca29837643a227824fc26eb7213.png
    This picture shows how slaves were sold and other things too, behind the slaves there is the ship where the slaves travelled. If you can see they were http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/246f7689dceb7ca29837643a227824fc26eb7213.phthis picture shows how slaves were sold and other things too like gold and sugar. If you van see behind the slaves there is the ship were the slaves travelled in very bad conditions, and ahead the ship you van see that the slaves were treated very bad.

  3. Emilia Varela dijo:

    1- Iron products were transported from Europe to Africa.
    2- Slave trade in Africa was organized by some Europeans and Africans.
    3- Many slaves couldn’t reach the plantations alive because they died during the voyage as a result of the ship’s bad conditions and the lack of food.
    4- As Americans sent commodities and British sent manufactured goods, they would never get the same product. The product that was taken back was, for example, lumber: British sent furniture and got lumber to make more.
    5- This trade was very important for this towns because they brought commodities to their country, produced manufactured products and sent some to America. They cared a lot about it because having the American commodities, they will never stay without goods to survive.
    6- The slaves taken to America as a result of the slave trade were from a few millions to 100.000.000. I think it may be because if in the triangular trade Africa received many products so they had to send many products (in this case slaves who were treated like objects), but it is just a possibility.

  4. Santi G dijo:

    1. Rum was transported to Africa.
    2.The British.
    3.Because of the conditions on the ships.
    4.Rum.
    5.Very important.
    6.More than 6 million
    7.This source shows that slaves were like things sold in the same way you sell something now. http://tpscongress.org/activities/major_compromises/popup.html

  5. Manu dijo:

    1. Iron products were transported.
    2. The slave trade was organized by the New Englanders.
    3. Slaves died because they travelled in very bad conditions.
    4. They took raw materials back to Bristol and Liverpool.
    5. It was important because it gave them raw materials at a low price to manufacture products.
    6. 12 million African people.
    7. In this source you can read why the triangular trade was important to Bristol and how Bristol grew a lot.
    http://www.discoveringbristol.org.uk/slavery/routes/places-involved/bristol/growth/

  6. sant dijo:

    1)in that time a ship goes to Africa to buy slaves carried a large cargo of mixed goods, such as cotton, brass pans and guns.
    2 england and europe where the organizes
    3 they didn’t reach with live because they didn’t have food and cloth.
    4 they trade teas , spices , furniture , cloth and tools.
    5 they were happy because they trade things like raw material and they got industrial material.
    6 There are no complete records and estimates vary from a few millions to 100,000,000 people.
    7

    in this source you can see how slaves were treated if they dont agreed whith them owners. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:African_woman_slave_trade.jpg

  7. Federico San Lorenzo dijo:

    1)in that time a ship goes to Africa to buy slaves carried a large cargo of mixed goods, such as cotton, brass pans and guns.
    2 england and europe where the organizes
    3 they didn’t reach with live because they didn’t have food and cloth.
    4 they trade teas , spices , furniture , cloth and tools.
    5 they were happy because they trade things like raw material and they got industrial material.
    6 There are no complete records and estimates vary from a few millions to 100,000,000 people.
    7

    in this source you can see how slaves were treated if they dont agreed whith them owners.
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:African_woman_slave_trade.jpg

  8. Tiara dijo:

    1-Manufactured was the goods that England gave to Africa.
    2-The slaves trades were organised by the West Indies,and the they were sold for molasses and money.
    3-Because there were so many illneses that they caught when they were in the ship,some of them kill themselves by jumping outside the boat.
    4-Slaves were transport to Liverpool and Bristol,but first slaves passed for West Indies and then came to Liverpool and Bristol.
    5-It was very important because with this they had money and materials for the daily day.
    6-There were not so many slaves because they died because of the illneses they caught at the ship,the ones who survive they came to America but in very bad conditions.
    7-http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/slavery/slave-ship-2.jpg
    This picture shows who slaves were treated in the ship,white people trated them very agresive.

  9. Sere dijo:

    1) The goods that were transported to Africa from Europe were iron products, specially guns, because they needed those things to capture the African people and make them slaves.
    2) The slave trade in Africa was organized by the Americans.
    3) Many slaves didn’t reach the plantations alive because the conditions of traveling for the slaves was horrible, on one boat, not too big, traveled lot of slaves, the food for slaves it was horrible too and some slaves prefered to die after accepting their horrible destiny but others simply didn’t survived.
    4) The goods that were taken back to Liverpool and Boston were manufactured materials , slaves and raw materials
    5) This trade was very important for this towns because it was a cycle, firs the raw materials were sent from North America to The Europe, then the raw materials were manufatured and then it was sent to Africa to capture African people and then make them slaves, the slaves were sent to North Am Rica were themade raw materials and that successively.
    6) like 10.000 Africans or more were translates to America as a result of the trianglar trade.
    7)I chose this photo because it shows more or less how the slaves travelled.

    https://i.pinimg.com/236x/db/f8/98/dbf8988c5e01b9e58fabd6d609ac609b–the-deck-decks.jpg

  10. Mora Malenchini dijo:

    1-Iron porducts were transported to Africa from Europe.
    2-The slave trade in Africa was organized by the West Indies.
    3-Slaves did not reach the plantations alive because it was their way to protest.
    4-Fish,whail oil,lumber and tobacco were taken back to Bristol and Liverpool.
    6-Between 10 million and 12 million enslaved arficans were transported to the Americas in the triangular trade.
    7-https://fineartamerica.com/featured/100-dolls-reward-ran-away-reinvintaged.html
    This source say that a black man of 19 years old which ran away from his work , and his owner was going to give money to the person that take it to the District of Columbia.

  11. Nico.L dijo:

    1- There were transported guns, cloth, iron and beer.
    2- The British organized the slide trade in Africa.
    3- Because a lot of slaves revealed and attacked the British ships.
    4- Whale oil, lumber, furs, rice, silk and tobacco from North America.
    Sugar, molasses and wood from Central America.
    Gold, spices, ivory and hardwoods from Africa.
    5- Very important because they didn’t have those things.
    6- As many as 6 million slaves were traded.
    7-https://fthmb.tqn.com/HuY3B9HiNVyTXDX6x9pQFCsyPJ4=/1500×1000/filters:fill(auto,1)/SlaveTrade-58d199915f9b581d72a541c9.jpg
    The picture shows some black people obligated by whites to aboard a ship and with their hands and feet tied up. The white people is watching them as they aboard

  12. Matias Campion dijo:

    1- they transported fish, whale oil, furs and rum.
    2- the new englanders.
    3- because they weren´t alimented well and they treep in bad conditions.
    4- they took slaves and the gold.
    5- because then they went to america and sold them and they had to work for them.
    6- a lot of africans were transported to america.
    7- this is a map of the ocean atlantic, african slave labor source, and european colozination in the americas.
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Map_of_the_Atlantic_to_illustrate_euopean_colonisation_in_America_%281888%29.jpg/1920px-Map_of_the_Atlantic_to_illustrate_euopean_colonisation_in_America_%281888%29.jpg

  13. Euge dijo:

    1)Europe transported,Iron products to Africa.In that time the products helped to do weapons and armors who were very important for wars.
    2)The slave trade was organised by the white people of differents countries especially,Britain and the main countries of slave trade were Ghana,Togo,Benin,Nigeria,Cameroon,Equatorial Guinea,Sao Tome and Principe.
    3)The slaves didn’t reach the plantations alive because the voyage from Africa to West Indies was horrible and in very bad conditions, they couldn’t move and they were all together one next to each other.Was a very uncomfortable and dangerous voyage and some of the blacks threw to the sea because they prefer that.
    4)Fish,Whale oil,Lumber and Tobacco were the goods that Britain received in the ports Bristol and Liverpool from the thirteen colonies that were,like United States for us.
    5)This goods were important for Britain because he couldn’t had this goods in other way because Britain didn’t have the raw materials.Also it was because it helped a lot with the grew of Britain as a country and helped to grow this magnifics ports.
    6)There were a lot of Africans transferred but only a few survive the horrible voyage to America and had the good conditions to could work as a slave in the house(women) or in plantations(men).You had to be very lucky to survive in such good conditions after that voyage.In America slaves were auctioned to the people for their houses or their plantations.
    7)https://www.google.com.ar/search?rlz=1C1GGGE_esAR600AR600&biw=1517&bih=735&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=auction+of+slaves+in+America&oq=auction+of+slaves+in+America&gs_l=psy-ab.3…1898405.1918206.0.1918448.30.30.0.0.0.0.144.2173.23j5.30.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..0.18.1385.0..0j0i67k1j0i30k1j0i19k1j0i30i19k1.52.rH20DaKt3es#imgrc=DcUlwxh8hBy1ZM:

    • Euge dijo:

      I have chose this source because at that time people translated the slaves from Africa to America,when they arrived with the few slaves that survived they did a auction that the master which oferted more money won the best slave for their plantations and they also auctioned women slaves to maintain the house and clean,etc.It was horrible because they were treated as objects and the didn’t care.But in this source we can see that was auctioned a family and there was a poster saying “negroes for sale at auction this day at 1 O’clock.”

  14. Tomas Zubizarreta dijo:

    1- Iron products were transported to africa

    2- west indies organised the triads of slaves

    3- They didn’t reached the plantations alive because it was a very long trip and there was lots of slaves in one boat they all were all tight,they couldn’t even move from the many people there was and some of them died in the boat and other decided that it was better to die so they jumped out of the boat and drown

    4- Fish,Whale oil,Lumber and Tobacco

    5-

    6- Between 10 million and 12 million slaves

    7-

    In this picture we can see how were the slaves distributed in the boats that traveled from africa to america where they would get sold once they get there

    Image: https://www.google.com.ar/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj7z_LVot_WAhUFi5AKHdIyB7YQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pbs.org%2Fwnet%2Fafrican-americans-many-rivers-to-cross%2Fhistory%2Fhow-many-slaves-landed-in-the-us%2F&psig=AOvVaw2H7tVM8S7B0pgNyXIuH1XM&ust=1507491771831420

  15. Juansi dijo:

    1 They transported guns and clothes were sent to África.

    2 The british empire organised the trade of slaves.

    3 Some of the slaves didn’t reach the plantations alive because they were treated very bad and they were always working.

    4 The british slave ships set off from Liverpool and Bristol carrying trade goods, and sailed to África.

    5 Trade was very important because without the trade they would have less
    popularity and materials.
    6 The number of slaves were increasing more and more, they were aproximadly 6million slaves transported to north América.

    7 I choose these source because in the image they are a lot of slaves being transported to América.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DlwMJd5SuLk/UQXhjoy2EuI/AAAAAAABaKk/HYfZWJ3rv40/s1600/African+children+on+Slave+Ship.jpg

  16. Mati Carreira dijo:

    1. Europe transported iron products to Africa.
    2. The Englanders organised the slave trade in Africa
    3. Many slaves didn’t reach the plantations alive because the ships was in horrible conditions and the slaves were treated as objects, a lot of slaves starved to death because there was very little food and many died of illnesses.
    4. Fish, whale oil, lumber and tobacco were taken back to Liverpool and Bristol.
    5. This trade was very important because these towns could have more resources that they would have if they didn’t trade.
    6. About 10 million Africans were transferred to America.
    7.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXC4Q_4JVg
    This source is video that in one part it tells you the conditions of the slaves while they were being transferred to America and also it tells how many Africans were transferred.

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