The decreasing population confederated with a necessity for a labor might, led colonists to expect that buying African slaves was the most material passage to acquire a drudgery might. The sully was perfect for this browse and tobacco became the main source of proceeds for most of the colonists. To the planter, slavery was the ideal form of labor. The African slaves also had other characteristics that coax colonists to application them as an industry stuff. Tobacco was the major crop of the 17th century in the English colonies.
The primary need in America was labor work, this was why slaves from Africa were being introduced into America. Before the 16th century, Europeans were not that familiar with slaves trading in the West African Coast but there was African labor used by the Portuguese which were the first to actually use African labor. When slaves began to be transported to America during the triangle trade, it also became known as the Atlantic Slave Trade. The cause of the Atlantic slave trade was mainly shaped by the want for cheap labor as the colonies in America attempted to produce raw goods for Europeans. However, a large amount of labor was needed to create and maintain plantations
The economic activity mostly took place in Mexico and Andes. These regions are hard to reach, making exportation costs higher and due to geographical location, making exportation to Europe harder. Brazil was making sugar exportations via Sao Tome with the collaboration of Portuguese. Later on, after the Dutch-Portuguese war Dutch occupied Pernambuco, one of the major sugar exportation centre’s. As Allen stated in his book “When they left, they took the knowledge of sugar production with them, and its cultivation was introduced into the Caribbean.
Thought The Unites States was a unified nation, there was a clear, visible contrast between its two parts. The development and foundation of the economy in the South and North were much different. The farming of cotton and other crops like tobacco was the bedrock of the southern economy. New inventions like the cotton engine developed by Eli Whitney helped the economy strengthened and contributed to its growth. The cotton gin made “Cotton King” ,which was the most valuable produce of the South.
However, most indentured servants that arrived in Virginia realized that obtaining wealth was a hard thing to accomplish. With time, each colony managed to sustain itself and now each colony was in high demand of African slaves. The England’s Royal African Company was responsible for transporting thousands of slaves to English American colonies. The transporting of slaves was one of the greatest economic resources that the English relied on. However, competition was a big issue so in 1651 English Parliament passed its Navigation Act, which was to govern and control trade between England and its colonies.
France and Britain were the main conquer in African colonies, because there conqueror of land in Africa. Founded in document D African colonies and their exports. Economic factors were more of a driving force behind imperialism since the imperialists were in search of natural resources for improving technology and their national pride. The Europeans went to Africa because of their many resources and their quantities of gold, fur, and yarn all superior resources for the Europeans. Africa had dealt with European
There were 20 Africans labeled as “indentured servants.” This meant that for a period of time, the servants would work in exchange for a place to reside, as well as transportation. These indentured servants were considered to be free, despite their settlement being involuntary. Following the arrival of the first ship in America carrying slaves, slavery grew into an economic profit. The tobacco industry continued to grow but this caused a shortage of labor for tobacco planters. Because of the shortage, there was a great dependence on slavery.
The shipping of slaves from Africa to the New World became a huge international business. The mass import of slave into the colonies began after the Indian population was killed by disease and the indentured slaves didn’t want to do the hard work of sugar cane. Slavery didn’t grow as fast in North America as it did in Brazil and the West Indies. Slavery began to grew in the early 1700’s when the House of Burgesses pass a new slave code. Slaves became property.
Atlantic slave trade V.S The Industrial Revolution slave trade Slave trading was once one of the best ways for businesses and companies to earn money and products. Slaves had many jobs; from farming, harvesting, picking cotton, and even making tools and weapons for war. The existence of the Atlantic slave trade had an equal impact on the textile industry compared to the slave trade in the industrial revolution. Atlantic slave trade The Atlantic slave trade was the biggest slave trade in history. Millions of African Americans were forced from their homes, and transported to America and sold as slaves.
From six to seven billion African Americans were taken into slavery by the 18th century. The idea of slavery began in Europe. The Europeans saw African Americans as an easy origin for a servant. A Dutch ship had brought in more slaves and slavery was one of the most popular systems known in the American colonies. Therefore, slavery began.
Slavery might have been one of the biggest events that have impacted not only America but also, the entire world. If it weren’t for slavery the United Stated Of America wouldn’t be the most richest and power country in the world. Slavery was the foundation of the American’s economy. Slave were the most valuable thing in the nation, beside land. One of the biggest exports was the plantation system, such as cotton and tabacco, and unloding ships for which it was gathered by slaves.
The Northerners did not need slaves for their economy, but the Southerners could not make any profit without cotton or slaves. In the 1860’s, the North had twice as many railroads as the South, and the South had a bigger cotton production because of their slave population (Document A). This demonstrates how the Union maintained an industrial economy and the Confederacy
Indentured servitude set the foundation for slavery in the early colonies. Indentured servants would provide free labor for a certain number of years and in the end were rewarded with an area of land. When this became too difficult to provide land, slavery was born. Although morally unethically, the colonist’s economy improved when indentured servitude transitioned into slavery of Africans through Bacon’s Rebellion, triangle trade, and laws allowing mistreatment of slaves as property. Bacon’s Rebellion was the turning point in indentured servitude.
With the fast growing of the cotton industry, plantation owners are expanding their profits, and increasing the use of cheap labors (slave labors). This a result further separate the North and South states. While the northern states economic depended on the industrial revolution such as factory and textile mills, the southern states were mainly agricultural dependency. Second reason the war broke out is because of the debates over slave and non-slave states
Lastly, Bradley and I debated if Columbus did more bad than good when finding America. We both agreed slaves could have been treated much better and deserve much greater. I also firmly believe Columbus is given too much credit. It seems he is just credited for “finding America.” No one remembers he opened the Atlantic Slave Trade that cost millions of