Flashcards in Unit 2 Deck (7)
Why didn't the Spanish & Portuguese continue using Native Americans as slaves?
They couldn't tolerate disease and the constant labor
Who was used as slaves after the Native Americans?
Slaves from Africa
By what date did every colony in the Americas have slaves?
Why did plantation owners think that African slaves were ideal workers?
1. They were far from home so they couldn't run away.
2. Plantation owners could enslave the slaves' children
3. Many of the slaves had been farmers, so they had experience
4. Immunity to disease that killed Native Americans
What is the Triangular Trade?
The Triangular Trade, a trade route with three stops: Africa, the West Indies, and the Americas
What was the Middle Passage?
The middle leg of the triangular trade, when ships left Africa with a cargo of slaves, was the Middle Passage.