By: Briana Perry and Kiley Schmidt
The Columbian Exchange
Tomatoes, squash, pineapples, tobacco, cocoa, corn, and potatoes are some examples of goods that were traded.
-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
Why did the Americas use Africans instead of natives for their slaves?
-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.