Most of the really dirty work of the slave trade was done by –
Look at the statements below. Select choices which complete this sentence. The African
slave trade –
involved almost all of the European shipping powers.
originated with the Portuguese.
saw most slaves shipped far away from what is now the US.
was too big to be planned by any one person or government.
originated with the British.
was purely accidental.
grew as the captains of individual ships saw the potential to become rich by joining in.
Mercantilism was the belief that
explorers should seek fame and fortune by conquering land.
Europeans needed to spread Christianity to the Americas.
countries could gain wealth and power by controlling land and resources.
missionaries should help establish colonies.