Bellringer : . WHAT IS A COLONY? Explain how a colony works in at least 3 sentences. HW: Create vocab cards for: Circumnavigate, Conquistador, colonies, Atlantic Slave trade, Triangular trade, middle passage, Columbian Exchange, The New World, plantation, cash crop, . Colony .
Europeans set up slave fortresses on the Western coast of Africa.
They traded manufactured goods with wealthy African merchants for slaves
“Merchants are taking every day our natives, sons of the land and sons of our nobles and vassals and our relatives, because the theives and men of bad conscience… grab them and get them to be sold… Our country is being completely depopulated… It is our will that in these Kingdoms there should not be any trade of slaves nor outlet for them.”
The voyage across the Atlantic of slave ships.
“Floating Coffins”- up to half the Africans on board died
Resistance on boats