2Colonial TradeBy the 1700s several towns along the Atlantic coast had grown into large port cities.New York CityPhiladelphiaCharlestonThey all had good harbors and grew because of trade.
3Port CitiesShips arrived almost daily in these port cities, (New York City, Philadelphia, and Charleston) carrying new settlers and imported goods.After a few weeks in port, the ships sailed away loaded with exports.
4ImportsImports – goods brought into the colonies from other countries.TeaSugarSpicesClothShoesStockingsButtons
5ExportsExports – goods produced in the colonies sent to be sold in other countries.FursLumberFishCash crops
6England and Colonial Trade Many ships followed a direct route between England and the 13 colonies.England wanted the colonies to trade only with them.The government also wanted the colonists to buy goods only from England.
7Triangular Trade Route Many ships followed a route that connected England with the 13 Colonies, the Caribbean Islands, and Africa.These points formed a triangle on the Atlantic Ocean.
9Traveling the Trade Route Ships transported manufactured goods, raw materials, and enslaved people from Africa.The Triangular Trade Route was also called the Middle Passage.
10Growth of Coastal Cities Many coastal cities grew because of trade but people made a living in others ways too.Fishing and WhalingShipbuildingWorkers with special skills: hat makers, printers, tailors, carpenters, etc.