Hi there! My name is Helen Richardson. I heard you had some questions on how, where and why my Nation started Slavery. Lets get going!
They first started out in there home land. Because of Colonization they were found, and taken away from their homeland to an unknown set of Colonies.
They are then put on a boat for many weeks in awful conditions where thousands die. Also known as the middle passage. They travel along the Africa trade route to the West Indies in the Triangle Trade route. Then onto the U.S to be sold as Slaves.
Triangular Trade/Middle Passage
In the United States they were sold into Slavery. Most Slaves went to the South States but there were some in the North States as well. Slaves sometimes were saved from a worse life they would have had in their homeland but it was still wrong of us to take them away without their consent.
Put it all together
Slavery is one of the worst things about our Nation's history but it also gave us a chance to see the world through another people's eyes. Expand our culture understanding, and be able to learn from our Nation's mistakes.
The reason for this? The answer is in one word, Wealth. Slavery is a way for owners to get pure profit off of their workers. It also helped build a better World Economy. Slavery was not included in Mercantilism but Gold was which was the second biggest thing traded from Africa