Punishments/rights: Slaves had basically no rights. The owners could do whatever they wanted to them. They were punished harshly if they resisted slavery, didn’t work hard enough in their owner's perspective, talked too much or spoke in their own language. Other things that were not allowed to do was stealing from their master, trying to run away or killing a white man. They would not be punished if …show more content…
The slave trade begins with Portuguese and some Spanish traders taking African slaves to the American colonies then taking the slaves through the middle passage across the Atlantic to sell them in the west indies and North America. In the early 15th century European traders started to sell slaves. They charged into towns to capture Africans. Some Africans captured in wars were sold to European traders by other Africans.The biggest effect the trade had on West Africa was a huge decrease in their population of people getting captured or traded into slavery.
Below is a picture of the triangular trade route with slavery.
How the Enslaved Africans rebelled against their