BC: Sources | http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm;jsessionid=f8301193951320217050880?migration=1&bhcp=1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/abolition/africa_article_01.shtml
FC: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
1: The forcible taking of millions of people from Africa between 1500 and 1900 had a major effect on the population growth, which led to the economic underdevelopment of Africa.
2: The middle passage was the route that was taken to transport slaves from Africa to America and the Caribbeans.
3: Some of the African people were shackled under deck and when they would try to end their lives by not eating they would be whipped to encourage them to eat.
4: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade affected the equality of power between Africa and European powers and this imbalance still exists today. | Africa became poorer due to the loss of people and goods and European countries became wealthier.
5: This situation occurred over time and was the result of the capture of Africans. It was accepted because Africans were viewed as less human when compared to Europeans.