The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Europe to africa

The Transatlantic slave trade began in Europe, mainly in Great Britain. English people finally got access to colonies in North and South America, and wanted to use all the raw materials that could be found there. However, they knew it would cost tons to send and pay people to harvest the land. They then thought of slaves. But how would the get them? Soon, they figured out that Africans would be willing to trade their own people! Ships later continued to Africa, containing firearms, alcohol and textiles.

Ships contains guns, alcohol and textiles, travel to Africa in exchange for slaves.

African Slaves were taken to the west of the continent to be loaded onto the ships. Now they began the horrible, "middle passage."

This middle passage went from Africa to either North America, The West Indies, or South America. During this trip they were forced to endure terrible things.

Inside the ship were hundreds of slaves, cramped together. This combined with the heat led to near suffocation, horrible smells, and diseases that would spread quickly. Many died on this horrific trip.

Once the surviving slaves made it to their destination, they would be put to work immediately, harvesting all the land. When they got all the raw materials, mainly including, cotton, rum, and more firearms, they would deliver them back to Europe.

These raw materials were taken back to Britain fulfilling there horrible wishes. After they received these things they coudn't get in Europe, the would repeat the trade, trying to maximize their economical benefits.

This concludes the Transatlantic slave trade. Thankfully, it has ended. Thanks for reading!

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