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Triangle Trade Routes

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Weeks 19: The Atlantic World IDs


Capitalism Emerges


Triangular trade refers to the exchange of goods and people between Europe, Africa, and the Americas.


The Triangle


  • European products and guns are traded for African slaves
  • Slaves travel the Middle Passage to the Caribbean to be sold for sugar, tobacco, molasses, and rum
  • The products would be sent back to Europe where the process would begin again




  • The slave trade thrived under this system
  • African nations became wholly dependent on trade with Europe
  • The economies of European countries benefitted from this system
  • Capitalism had its earliest roots in this system



Diagram of the Triangular Trade Routes

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