Global Trade

By: Briana Perry and Kiley Schmidt

The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian exchange was the global transfer of foods, plants, and animals during the colonization of the Americas.

Tomatoes, squash, pineapples, tobacco, cocoa, corn, and potatoes are some examples of goods that were traded.

Triangular Trade

Triangular trade is a System of trading in which a country pays for its imports from one country by its exports to another.


-Europeans transferred manufactured goods (things that you make) to west coast of Africa.

-These goods were traded for slaves that were then transferred across the Atlantic and sold in the West Indies (Bahamas).

-Merchants in the West Indies bought sugar, coffee, and tobacco and sailed with these goods back to Europe.


The Middle Passage

The Middle Passage was a disgusting travel from Africa to the United States. The slaves lived in their own filth and waste while laying arm to arm in a line on "shelves" that the ship had. The shelves had just enough room for a slave to fit on.


Why did the Americas use Africans instead of natives for their slaves?

-They already knew how to farm for the Europeans.

-African's didn't know the land well so they couldn't run away easily

-Their skin is dark so they are easy to spot in daylight.

-The were already introduced to European diseases.


Colonial Triangular Trade/Slave Trave: America the Story of Us