Impact Of The Triangular Trade Route On The New England Colonies

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Imagine you live in the New England Colonies. You are a wealthy merchant, ready to trade your cattle. You are excited, waiting at the port city has taken a while, and you hear the ships coming into the docks. Your ship, full of cattle is ready to be traded for many important items from England. This is what it was like to be a merchant in the New England colonies. The New England colonies traded many items in places called port cities on trading ships. They also had many conflicts with Native Americans, including the Pequot War. Also, they had an impactful economy that was hard to build up. The pink part on this map is the New England colonies. They were the smallest colony, with the rockiest soil. New England’s Economy Farming- New England had very …show more content…

The new england colonies often used the triangular trade route. This trade route connected England to the New England colonies to Africa. The trade route looked like a triangle on the map, therefore this series of routes was named the triangular trade route. This route was a help to all colonies because it was very useful. What was slave trade? Africans were captured from africa to sell and trade as slaves. They were traded on the middle passage. They were shoved into slave ships, and had barely any room to move. Many of them died in the process. Though in 1700’s people began to realize it was cruel, and formed groups to stop it, though many people still agreed. The New England Colonies were a very religious place, and traded very many items. They had a high economy, and also disagreed very many times with the Natives. John Winthrop, the governor said, “For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we deal falsely with our god in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.” Bibliography Land of the Brave

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