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What impact did the colonies have in the Triangular Trade?

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The colonies were an integral part of the triangular trade. In fact, they were one of the three points of the triangle (the other two being Africa and Europe). From the late 16th to the early 19th century, the colonies in the Americas received millions of enslaved Africans. These slaves were forced to work in the colonies to produce goods and raw materials to eventually be exported to Europe.

While many goods and products were produced in the colonies as a part of the triangular trade, the molasses trade dominated the route. Enslaved Africans were brought to the Caribbean and worked in the grueling and dangerous sugar cane...

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