The British Empire


III°)      Slavery and Trading

England imported luxury goods and re-exported them at higher prices to the European countries which didn’t have a direct overseas trade. England had a strong and swift navy and so trading was very easy .

From asia : tea and silk ,From the americas : sugar cotton gun power , From africa : Slaves and minerals

This led to overseas trade and the setting up of the first slavery settlements in North America.

The trans atlantic slave trade : this process made over 12 million victims and happened for over 300 years

They would take the native people living in african countries send to north america to work in farm . Forcefully making them work for long hours . The goal was to send sugar back to england .