Analyze The Consequences Of The Triangular Trade
There are three legs and four different routes. The first route was from England to Africa to the Americas. On the first leg to Africa from England, there was iron, cloth, guns, ammunition, beads, and trinkets. Then the ships would trade these things for slaves and go to the Americas. Upon the arrival at the Americas, the slaves would then be traded for raw materials, such as sugar, tobacco, rice, and cotton. …show more content…
Next, they would be transported across the Atlantic Ocean on slave ships. The slaves would be crammed and chained together on the lower decks which are a major reason why so many died on the ships. With them being so close together disease would spread easily causing an immense number of slaves dying. Although the journey across the Atlantic was difficult it wasn’t the longest part of the route. When docked the actually trading could take from a week to several months. Eventually, slavery was abolished in the Americas which caused a break the trade because they didn’t need slaves anymore. This eventually caused the Atlantic Slave Trade to ended in the 19th century.
The triangular trade was good because it proved goods for multiple countries. Everything traded helped out each country. The slaves helped on the plantations which were needed to make more crops for England. The raw materials for England helped their economy greatly. Finally, the weapons helped captured the slaves and the cloth helped make clothes. The only downside to this was a large number of people that it killed during the process. These are the impacts that the trading had on these three