Seeing the value of this source of labor in growing the profitable crop of sugar on their Atlantic islands, the Portuguese soon began exporting African slaves along with African ivory and gold. Sugar fueled the Atlantic slave trade, and the Portuguese islands quickly became home to sugar plantations.
Which colony had sugar plantations?
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|Fact 5||Plantations in the south. The Southern colonies who established Sugar Plantations were the Maryland Colony, Virginia Colony, North Carolina Colony, South Carolina Colony and the Georgia Colony|
What two islands did the Portuguese?
The correct answers are Madeira and Cape Verde.
Why did Portuguese grow sugar?
Because it was located on the sea route to India, it soon gained its importance as trading post since 1498. The first settlers in this region were undesirables sent for Portugal such as Jews. They found volcanic soil in this region was suitable for sugar plantation and started to grow sugarcane.
Why were Dutch called foster fathers?
Why were the Dutch known as the “foster-fathers” of the French and the English settlements in the Caribbean? because of the way they kept them supplied when they were abandoned or rebelling against England.