The Transatlantic Slave Trade
About the The Transatlantic Slave Trade Lesson
This lesson introduces students to Transatlantic Slave Trade.
• To be able to explain how Transatlantic Slave Trade was formed.
• To be able describe some of the Transatlantic Slave Trade conditions.
Initially, these European settlers forced the native peoples to work in the mines or on plantations, but many of the natives were killed by disease. Europeans began looking for new sources of labor in Africa. As more plantations were established, the demand for slave labor increased. In South America, Europeans wanted slaves to work on plantations that grew sugar and coffee. In the American colonies, they wanted slaves to work on plantations that grew rice and tobacco. In later years, American plantations also grew cotton.