The sugar industry and mercantilism had built up Britain’s industry. Britain had long since moved past the days of making sweet cakes and tea sweeteners. With the large volume of raw materials from the new world their development of factories saw clothes and canned goods being mass produced. While profit was afforded to the manufacturers their economic gains were being stifled by the King Sugar as the mercantilist system used to nurse and wean an infantile sugar economy. The BWI sugar industry initially saw little competition but France through their economic cheat code of St. Domingue soon over took control of the sugar market of the Americas.
In early 16th century, an African slave was sold for only £7. Furthermore, in the late 16th century, the price of Africans per person became £17 - £22 and in the 17th century they cost £40 - £50 per person. According to Anup Shah; “The growing demand and production of sugar created the plantation economy in the New World and was largely responsible for the expansion of the Atlantic slave trade in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries” (Allyn, Bacon, 1999, P215). Perhaps the second important reason for dominating Africans is that Europeans thought that they Africans are more suitable to the conditions of the weather than locals. They were taken because they could handle the heat and humidity due to their countries conditions.
The manufacturers were faced with maintaining a high crop yield, but luckily the Caribbean islands provided an ideal location for growing cane sugar. Once plantations were constructed yet another issue confronted the owners, cheap labor. For the plantations to produce large enough quantities of sugar to fulfill the demand, many slaves were necessary; thus, a successful slave industry arose with the aid of these wealthy entrepreneurs who hoped to own successful plantations. The absentee owners in England, Spain, and France became increasingly wealthy as the demand and industry for sugar
Sugar started as the most grown crop because there was an ever-growing sweet-tooth in Europe and the Mediterranean. As the slave owners realized they were getting free labor, they decided to start farming other things such as cotton, rice, and tobacco plantations. This made the Atlantic Slave Trade very different to other types of trade that had occurred in the
Rum was a well-paid product that was made from molasses. People grew sugar canes from the plantations, but they were mostly imported from the West Indies. The Sugar Act came from the Navigation Act of 1733, also called the Molasses Act. This act collected big amounts of taxes for the sugar that came from the West Indies. It also forces the colonists to but expensive sugar from Great Britain.
The first people who were granted the right of possessing land authorized the people to cultivate worn out land and grow better crops, as tobacco depletes minerals and nutrients from the ground. The tobacco was sold for 5 to 10 times more in the 1620s, which was a major advantage for the sellers. The Massachusetts’ economy depended on shipbuilding, fishing and trading. This made it very stable. Chesapeake’s population has split 74% men and 10% women.
The hypothesis stated that most ants will come to the honey. Ordinarily, the data supports the hypothesis because most ants did go to the honey. The results make sense because the honey had the most sugar in it. Accordingly, ants are attracted to foods with lots of sugar. This is how the results made sense.
Saint-Domingue produced over 60 percent of the world’s coffee and 40 percent of the world’s sugar. This made Saint-Domingue France’s most profitable plantation colony. To meet the growing needs of this plantation system, Saint-Domingue’s colonists continuously expanded the number of slaves. Thus, the colonial economy fueled the social imbalance that led to the revolution. The white planters who derived their wealth from the sale of sugar knew they were outnumbered by slaves by a factor of more than ten; they lived in fear of slave rebellion.
The history of the expansion of sugarcane plantations by the Europeans to the Caribbean islands between the 17th and 18th century was not always a sweet one. The beginnings of sugarcane production in the Caribbean began in Barbados in the 17th century when it was brought over by the Dutch from Brazil due to the high demand for sugar in Europe. Furthermore, the Dutch, British and Spanish colonies continued to expand sugar production over to various other Caribbean islands such as Jamaica, Antigua, Bahamas and Haiti. Consequently, large numbers of West African slaves were sent to these islands via the transatlantic slave trade to serve as manual labourers in the production of sugar. However, these slaves were subjected to harsh treatment and
The British used India’s abundance of resources to their advantage. Britain’s trade with India in 1860 was six times more than British trade was with Egypt and it was twelve times more than British trade with Brazil. By 1866, India's trade with Britain escalated. Britain gained an abundance of resources, while India received little in return (Doc 1). Britain bought India's natural resources, such as cotton, cheaply, and would then use their Industrial machines to make exceptional goods, which they sold back to the Indian people at a higher price (Doc 2).This was extremely profitable for the British (Imperialism in India).
Between 1700 and 1770, the amount of sugar produced and consumed quadrupled. Sugar is often added into other imports, such as tea, coffee and chocolate. These three things have something in common that is a big factor in the demand for sugar. They are all stimulants. People wanted more and
Demand is a driving factor of any business or trade. Without it, a market could not be sustained. Documents 3,4, and 5 share important information about the demand in England. Demand was a driving factor of the sugar trade because of . Sugar’s addictive qualities had made people crave the drug-like substance after tasting it (Doc.
Hand-woven textiles and goods had begun to decline due to the increase of product manufacturing by machines. These documents show that from 1884-1914, there was over a 400% increase in the production of cotton in India. The data from document one, may have been gathered by British colonial authorities because they were able to adopt European advancements.
The growth of consumerism generated Enlightenment ideas through material goods and helped expand the Atlantic economy. New developments in how commercial goods where manufactured, traded, and used created a time of consumer revolution. With the changes of consumerism came changes in Enlightenment ideas. It was a cause and effect chain that would create a different way of life for Europe. While purchasers of consumer goods consisted of a lot of upper and the upper-middle class, the means of creating cheaper reproductions of luxury goods helped fuel consumerism.
Believe it or not Tea caused infant birth rates to go up because of its health benefits. This then caused more labor and helped with the industrial revolution. The roles Tea had in our history is amazing. Including the spread of religion especially Christianity, Taoism, and Buddhism. Also disease prevention, The silk road, and Rise of the