Causes and Effects Katelyn Fewkes- Mr.Meninga- 3B- 3/13/2017

The Triangle trade: The Atlantic slave trade which was operated from the 16th to early 19th centuries. Trade was between Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The finished products went from Europe to Africa. The middle passage- route form Africa to Americas brought slaves and raw materials from America to Europe. Also, precious metals and sugar.

Cause 1: American; Sugar cultivation required baburers and money, equipment, slaves cost less, blacks recognized as slaves, trade justification, Slave villages replicated. Effect 1: Development of sugar plantations, slavery, superiority of whites, spread of Christianity and expansion of culture became wealthy.

Cause 2:Africa; Millions of Africans forced to Americas, wanted to enhance their status bought weapons, blacks all throughout Africa. Effect 2: Lost culture, they became helpless, developed 3rd world countries, disease drone, racism.

Cause 3: Europe; Wanted to compete with Muslims massive imports of sugar of black slaves, created companies to regulate trade dependency on European trade, explored African Coast. Effect: America; imported slaves and equipment, kept importing slaves in large numbers, racism born informal economy created, white superiority, could be controlled by Europeans, lacked guns.

Mercantilism: A system in which a country attempts to a mass wealth through trade with other countries/colonies, exporting more than it imports and increasing stores of gold and precious metals.

Cause 1: at first the Renaissance didn't except it, then it led to mediums of human happiness and everyone was wanting to prosper in it to create a happier life. This was when mercantilism started off. Effect: People weren't excepting them to go to this for a happier life, then it became a thing ever person wanted to seek because they believed it was going to make them happier.

Cause 2: They were tired of paying so much money for spices and they learned to get spices from Asia themselves and the prices went down for them and the sold them for more than what the got and it piled up money for them. Effect 2: In a good way, they had many crops growing which created more trading and gave them land for home. Bad was when that happened they transferred millions of slaves.

Cause 3: the fall of feudalism helped increase the mercantilism. The little towns wanted to increase in these industries and they wanted to export the surplus of these products. Effect 3: This encouraged small- town industries but they wanted the increase of this industry.

Christopher Columbus: was an Italian Navigator, Christopher told the king of Spin the he knew a "shortcut" to the spice islands and so they agreed to finance his voyage. October 12, 1492, Columbus lands in Bahamas and then continues to explore the Caribbean.

Cause 1: Introduced European disease to the Americas that the Natives were not immune to. Effect 1: It killed several people from bringing diseases that they were not immune to.

Cause 2: He made four trips form the Atlantic Ocean to Spain. He was only determined to find a water route from Europe to Asia but instead he accidentally found the Americas. Effect 2: he didn't discover the "New world" because people there were already living there.

Cause 3: Christopher Columbus wanted to find a route from Europe to Asia. Effect 3: It was impossible to find a route to reach Asia from Europe. The route was long and contributed hostile armies.

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Created with images by eflon - "exploration" • Ben Sutherland - "The slave trade triangle" • Patrick Hoesly - "Capitalism - Artwork" • Sam Howzit - "Christopher Columbus"

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