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Ada Rivera Mr. Hamstra AP World History Pd. 2 January 8th, 2012 Triangular Trade Change and Continuity essay Over time, civilizations faced many changers, while retaining common traditions. From 1492 to 1750, the Atlantic World experienced continuity of slave labor and the change of population due to the deathly diseases, all caused in the Triangular Trade. While shifting socially, the social hierarchy had its share while it remained constant in the upper classes and changed classes degreased. As Europe came to economically dominate trans-Atlantic trade, their influence over social customs also expanded. global The implication of the Triangular Trade reached massive proportions and changes in the economic society. Portuguese explorers reconnoitered the west African coast, as they were the earlier European traders. In Europe, African slaves were known to work as miners, porters, or domestic servants, because peasants and serfs cultivated the land. ...read more.


From 1680, the Triangular Trade was put into play and throughout 1950, continued and carried the same purpose. The Americas were producing and needed slaves to increase production, as Europe wanted the American products and because the enslaved Africans were much closer to the Europeans than the Americans, the Europeans enslaved the Africans for the Americans, in return for their wanted-products. As a result of the interactions between the Triangular Trade, morality on the Atlantic slave ships were high. Abuse, suicide, execution, and disease were all involved, but diseases were the highest rate of morality of them all. It grew within the three continents and caused major population loss. Many diseases were transmitted through each trade route, but Smallpox being the deadliest of them all, as it ended up in the Americas and back. First, the Spanish sailors brought the disease through shipment and the Africans carried the other end of diseases directly from Africa to the Americas. ...read more.


But what did remain constant were the Spanish settlers who often married the locals because they brought no women on the trip with the, while, looking for a more permanent move, the Europeans brought their wives, as well as the French did. However some Europeans and French did marry the natives. Solely, during the 1492-1750, other global events were happening. While the Triangular Trade was occurring in the Atlantic World, the Ottoman Empire was in reign in what is nowadays Turkey. At the height of their power, Suleiman the Magnificent was in reign and was the most powerful states in the world. The Ottoman Empire then grew from the southern borders of the Holy Roman Empire and to the outskirts of Vienna, Royal Hungary (modern-day Slovakia) and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The more powerful the Ottoman Empire grew, they decided to conquer the Janissaries, Christian soldiers whom were captives from conquered territories. The janissaries were forced to provide annual tribute in the form of military service and quickly became one of the most important administrative offices of the Ottoman Empire. ...read more.

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