First I would like to thank god for giving me the strength and ability to complete this
project. I would also like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the following persons
who have made the completion of this assignment possible. My Teacher, Mr. Harvey,
for giving me this project as I have learnt many things about The Trans-Atlantic Slave
Trade, the effects it had on Africa and African arrival into the new world. My Bother,
who helped me with the collection of data and My family and friends for the constant
reminders and encouragement to remain committed to the task at hand.
Table of Contents
Topics Page #
The Negative And Postive Effects of The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: 1
Negative Social Effects 2-3
Negative Economical Effects 4-5
Negative Political Effects 6-7
Positive Effects 8
Candidate’s Name: Toniqui Adams
School’s Name: Meadowbrook High
This project will be about the Effects the Atlantic slave trade, also known as
the Transatlantic slave trade had on Africa, this was the trade of African people
supplied to the colonies of the New World that occurred in and around the Atlantic
Ocean. It lasted from the 16th century to the 19th century. Most slaves were shipped
from West Africa and Central Africa and taken to the New World . Generally slaves
were obtained through coastal trading with Africans, though some were captured by
European slave traders through raids and kidnapping and this led to the great period of
African hardship, turmoil and the coming of Africans to the New World now known
as North, Central and South America and the West Indies.
The main aim of this project is to show whether the Trans-Atlantic Slave
Trade had more negative effects than positive effects on Africa.
Negative Social Effects
The trans-Atlantic had a lot of negative social effects as it led to the removal of
millions of young men and women led to depopulation that stifled African creativity
and production. It led to general feeling of insecurity in African societies as Africans
were afraid of being captured and then enslaved, which caused persons to abandon their homes and relocate to be secure from the threat of slave raids and some areas however encountered overpopulation as people sought safety and protection from the trade, in remote areas where the soil was not so good and they were unable to grow enough crops to feed themselves.
Africa became a continent of violence, war, fear and famine. The men who remained or was left behind in Africa began to take on second and third wives, mostly to produce more children, a ready source for the slave market. As greed and insatiability for money grew, raising children became a business many women often had their children kidnapped and enslaved. Africa also lost more men than women in the slave trade and this caused the balance of...
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