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An important part of trade-history! The British sent gifts over to China to try and convince them to be allowed on their market. Still wanting their own.

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1 An important part of trade-history! The British sent gifts over to China to try and convince them to be allowed on their market. Still wanting their own way, the British decided to send drugs into China! Still wanting their own way, the British invaded and stole back all the lovely presents, starting a … Above; one of the many presents. Stolen back when the war started!

2 Chinese junks met British opium ships, and smuggled the opium into China. The British and Chinese merchants made large profits. The Chinese authorities were very worried by the increased trade, which was having a bad effect on their economy, and in 1839 Commissioner Lin acted on the orders of the Emperor, and destroyed 20,000 chests of British opium in Canton. This outraged the British, and was the incident which sparked off the First Opium War.

3 Without it we wouldn’t have simple things like tea and sugar! And all our clothes would be made out of the same fabric! Most fruits come from different countries too ! This background is a carved wall showing the British and Indians at war. Another example of the British interfering with the trade industry!

4 MANY SLAVES DIED ON THEIR VOYAGES. BELOW. EXAMPLE OF THE AWFUL CONDITIONS SLAVES WERE PUT IN. SLAVES WERE PUT IN UNBEARARABLE CONDITIONS WHEN THEY WERE BEING SHIPPED OVER SEAS.

5 DIAGRAM SHOWING HOW MANY SLAVES THERE WERE ON SLAVE SHIPS.

6 One healthy slave could cost $1,500. A yearly average of 74,000 slaves were imported for the American colonies, or a total of 1,850,000; this yearly average was divided up as follows: by the English, 38,000; French, 20,000; Portuguese, 10,000; Dutch, 4,000; Danes, 2,000. Average annual number of slaves imported for the American colonies: 70,000, with a total of 3.5 million. An estimated 15m Africans sold to America between

7 . England imported more slaves than any other country.

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9 Trusted house slaves who had provided good service over a long period of time were sometimes promised their freedom when their master's died. Slaves were in the fields from sunrise to sunset and at harvest time. Owners could punish their slaves at their own discretion, though they were not allowed to take a slave's life or sever a body part. Slaves were in the fields from sunrise to sunset and at harvest time. Owners could punish their slaves at their own discretion, though they were not allowed to take a slave's life or sever a body part. When working for their owners, slaves could not congregate in groups larger than three, with whipping the penalty, up to 40 lashes.

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11 Between 1750 and 1914 Britain became increasingly dependent upon trade.. In 1750 Britain imported fur, fish, wine, naval stores ect. They exported silver, gold, lead, textiles ect. In 1900 Britain imported fish, gold, copper, meat, wool ect. They exported cotton, iron, glass ect.

12 *Growth of the British Empire was due to the competition for resources and markets. *England set up trading companies in Turkey, Russia, and the East Indies *They also explored the coast of North America, and established colonies there. *Force and naval power equalled the establishment of the Empire

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