The Triangular TradeBy Alei Go!in, Kourtney Dye, Brandon Holton, & Andre Reid.
Slaves1720s: 200,000 enslaved Africans were shipped acrossthe Atlantic Ocean in European ships.1790s: there were 480,000 slaves in the British/Caribbean Colonies.While traveling, 10-30% of the slaves died before theymade it to the United States.
The Act of UnionThe Act of Union in 1707 gave Scotland the rights to jointhe Triangular Trade System.Scots trave%ed to the colonies to make money, via slavelabor.In 1817, Scotland owned 1/3 of a% the slaves in Jamaica.
New England’s TakeoverNew England beneﬁtted om this trade because manymerchants lived there, and made a lot of money.Rhode Island was most beneﬁtted om the TriangularTrade.Eventua%y, New England took over and replacedEurope’s position in the trade.
BrookesThe slave ship, BROOKES, was origina%y built in 1788.It’s purpose was to carry the maximum number of slavespossible, traveling om Europe to Africa to NorthAmerica, and back.The ship could hold 451 slaves on it during one trip.
The Beginning Fredrick Douglass was born February 1818 in Maryland to Harriet Bailey. She was a slave, which automatica%y made Douglass a slave as we%. Douglass lived in Baltimore with his master, Captain Aaron Anthony, om 1826 to 1833. Anthony’s daughter-in-law, Sophia Auld, taught Douglass how to read during a sma% time that he was there. When Auld’s husbandfound out, however, he forbade her om teaching him any further, saying that if a person knew how to read, he wasn’t ﬁt to be a slave.
His Idea Douglass read anytime he could get his hands on a book, newspaper, etc. When his masters found out,they banned him om reading. However, he didn’t let that stop him. He started reading in secret, teaching himself more and more. He knew that if he could read, maybe he could become a ee man. He didn’t let anything stop him.
His Success Fredrick not only taught himself to read, but also taught himself public speaking. In 1833, he was taken back to Maryland wherehe created secret school’s for slaves.He also spoke out against slavery.
His DeathFredrick Douglass died in 1895. He waswalking down one of the ha%ways of the Auld House when he co%apsed.