European Slave Trade and Slavery in Colonial America 1. I can analyze the development of the slave system in the Americas and its impact upon the life of Africans. 2. I can describe the Triangular Trade including • the trade routes • the people and goods that were traded • the Middle Passage • its impact on life in Africa. 3. I can describe the life of enslaved Africans and free Africans in the American colonies. 3. I can describe how Africans living in North America drew upon their African past (e.g., sense of family, role of oral tradition) and adapted elements of new cultures to develop a distinct African-American culture.