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C4_SEC_1_2 - Objectives 1 Describe the Triangular Trade and...

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Objectives: 1. Describe the Triangular Trade and how it affected American Society. 2. Analyze why slavery grows in America. 3. Explain the differences between the regions of the English Colonies as they develop.
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Population increase. Settlers: 250,000 (1700) to 2,500,000 (1775) Slaves: 28,000 to 500,000 Colonial Economics and the Slave Trade.
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The New England Colonies As population swells we see a need of more government. Agricultural / Pre-Industrial society. Women married early had large families. Question: Why? What does it mean to be puritanical. Growth of Towns and Villages. Subsistence Farming
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Economics in New England Commerce Waterpower, Lumber, Mills (Grain) Cottage industry (The hidden economy of women.) Shipbuilding, Fishing, intra-colonial trade Triangular Trade
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The Middle Passage Shipping Africans to the West Indies.
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This plan above of a slave ship developed by Clarkson and his co-workers shocked the public when it appeared in 1789. It shows how 482 slaves could be packed on board the Brookes of Liverpool for the 6 to 8 week voyage to the West Indies. The Brookes actually carried 609 slaves on one voyage.
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There is one final poignant link. Under the slave trade system people suffered to provide luxuries like sugar, chocolate, coffee and tea for our table at an affordable price. This was morally wrong but most people were not aware of their wrongdoing until the abolitionist campaign exposed it for what it was. Today the people who put those very same items on our table are suffering because they do not get a fair price for their produce. Again this is so we can buy these relative luxuries at an affordable price, again it is morally wrong and again people are not aware of it. Who today is going to point it out for them, and how?
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Slavery Question: What Colony had made slavery illegal?
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