SS6H1 Describe the impact of European contact on Latin America SS6H2 Explain the development of Latin America and the Caribbean from European colonies to independent nations. Early latin america history. ELEMENTS.
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SS6H2 Explain the development of Latin America and the Caribbean from European colonies to independent nations
When Portugal settled in Brazil, they wanted to grow sugarcane in the area. To get the man power, the Portuguese would bring in African slaves, due to the fact they were immune from diseases. Brazil was the leader in slave labor and the many slaves there would build the empire of the Portuguese in Brazil. Slavery would also be prominent in the Caribbean, as countries like France, The Netherlands, and England would own islands in the Caribbean. They would bring in slaves to help farm their sugarcane and the slave labor in the Caribbean would bring much wealth to the countries back in Europe