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Development of the Plantation System
The Growth of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Spread of Slavery
Rich soil and long growing season allows for the growth of cash crops (including: tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo, and sugarcane)
The slave trade - triangular trade - was due to the growth of profits from cash crops. Europe and a large market for manufactured goods. The middle passage between part of the trade routes.
The demand for cash crops created by the transatlantic slave trade resulted in the need for cheap labor. Slave labor was more economically efficient for plantation owners.
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