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1 LIFE IN THE COLONIESLIFE IN THE COLONIES Chapter 4Chapter 4 Triangular Trade, Middle Passage, Cash Crops, Slavery, and Imports/ExportsTriangular Trade, Middle Passage, Cash Crops, Slavery, and Imports/Exports

2 WE WILL…WE WILL… Describe the economic activities of the colonies Identify goods for import and export Demonstrate the process of the Triangular Trade

3 Thirteen Colonies

4 VOCABULARY Burgesses – Elected representatives to an assembly Cash Crop – Farm crop raised to be sold for money Export – To sell goods abroad Think Exit the country Import – To buy goods from foreign markets Bring in from other countries Plantation – A large estate run by an owner or manager and farmed by laborers who lived there (or slaves)

5 WHAT IS THE TRIANGULAR TRADE?WHAT IS THE TRIANGULAR TRADE? A trade route that exchanged goods between the West Indies, the American colonies, and West Africa

6 TRIANGULAR TRADETRIANGULAR TRADE Goods exported from America (Colonies) – Rice, Tobacco, Indigo, Furs, Whale Oil – Rum, Iron, Tools Most Goods were shipped out of northern Coastal Cities Goods Imported from Africa and West Indies – Slaves, Gold, Pepper – Molasses Goods traded between West Indies, Britain, and Africa – Cloth, Sugar, Iron, Weapons, Molasses, Slaves

7 MIDDLE PASSAGEMIDDLE PASSAGE Middle Passage – The shipping of Africans to the West Indies – They were then shipped to the American Colonies to be sold. – Slaves were packed into ships, many died on the voyage – /watch?v=R1BYZRn4Lgc /watch?v=R1BYZRn4Lgc

8 AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE DestinationBritish America/ Colonies Mexico and Central America West IndiesSpanish South America GuianasBrazilEurope Total427,000224,0004,040,000522,000531,0003,647,000175,000

9 SOUTHERN COLONIESSOUTHERN COLONIES Warm Climate Rich Soil Farming – Tobacco – Rice – Indigo – Cotton Cash Crop – – Main cash crop in Georgia and South Carolina was Rice – Main Cash Crop in Virginia and North Carolina is Tobacco – Slaves provided the labor – How much does slave labor cost?

10 PLANTATIONS A large estate run by an owner or manager and farmed by laborers who lived there (or slaves) Large plantations had “overseer” to take care of the slaves… – Slave Boss What does a plantation look like?

11 IMPORT VS. EXPORTIMPORT VS. EXPORT Imports are goods coming in Goods we are buying Imported Goods Cost Money Goods we can’t produce Exports are goods exiting Goods we are selling Exported Goods Earn Money Goods we have more than we need to use

12 FRENCH AND INDIAN WARFRENCH AND INDIAN WAR Causes Effect om/watch?v=Yer7OfH yynU om/watch?v=Yer7OfH yynU


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