I think salt for gold was a good trade for the West Africans because they needed salt to keep food from spoiling. When they put salt on an elephant they just killed they would preserve it by pouring salt on it. The elephant might have been a little salty, but at least they got to eat.
I agree with you Romeo, I also think trading sat for gold was fair. The West Africans needed it for there food so they would have something to eat. Without salt their animal's meat would rot before it was eaten.
I can see how you think it is fair Romeo. I also think that the salt was needed though, but I don't think it was really a fair trade.
I agree with you Romeo. I agree with you because it did preserve their food. It then didn't spoil as fast.
I do think trading salt for gold was a fair trade. I think this because the West Africans needed salt. When they would trade gold for salt the people getting the gold were happy and the West Africans were happy because the got salt. Salt was a really important resource to help the dead animal's meat last longer. Thought the meet might taste salty at least they have some food to eat.
I agree with Luke. I agree with Luke because they were both happy. They were both happy because one group was getting salt, and one group was getting gold so one group ended with what they needed and one group ended up with what wanted.
I agree with Luke, Salt was needed to preserve food, provide nutrients, and to add flavor. The Africans had a lot of gold, but, not much salt. so, I think that would be a fair trade.
I agree with Luke aswell because, West Africans needed salt so they would trade their gold for salt. Whoever they traded with was happy because they got gold.
I think that, the trade salt for gold is okay but could be better. I know that they needed the salt for survival but still at least have 1 lbs gold 10 lbs salt... at least. But if the didn't trade as much gold has they did they could use that gold today to help the people.
I agree with Jack because they could have saved some extra gold. If they did they could have used it for other things.
I agree with you Jack because more salt would be better for the West Africans. That would also also West Africa not need to worry about salt anymore.
I think that was a fair trade. I think that was a fair trade because they needed salt to survive and giving people gold probably didn't hurt them. It probably didn't hurt them because they have an abundance of gold on in west Africa.
I agree with you Jasmin, they did have alot of gold. So I guess they could have used it for salt.
Jasmine. What if they traded 10 pounds of gold but only got 1 pound of salt.
I believe that the trade, salt for gold, was fair because the Africans NEEDED salt, while they didn't NEED gold, although it was a want. They had a lot of gold, but not as much salt, which they NEED to preserve food, provide nutrients, and possibly add flavor. So, I believe that trading salt for gold was a fair trade.
No, I do no think trading salt for gold was fair. After the trade the people who got the gold probably went and traded again getting a whole lot more them just salt, because up above the Sahara Desert there was barely any gold. So, I do not think it was fair but I think it was needed for the West Africans. The west Africans needed the slat to keep their food longer so it wouldn't spoil any sooner. They also just ate the salt for nutrients that they were not able to get rom other foods.
I think trading salt for gold was fare, but I can also agree with Meele. There was barely any gold by the Sahara, and because of that it just causes problems.
I think it was fair because it preserved their food. This way it did not spoil as fast. It also added flavor to the food giving it a nice salty flavor. Lastly, it had vital nutrients for them to survive in the hot African climate zones.
I think it was a fair trade because the West Africans needed Salt. They did not need or care about gold, so it is basically nothing to them. Salt was also more important since it kept food from spoiling
I think trading gold for salt was fare. The west Africains needed salt. They would put salt on dead animals they killed so it would stay fresh longer then a couple of days. I thought it was so gross and weird that they would eat salt like a popsicle, and the west Africains wanted gold. I always thought gold was useless, until I found that it never rust.
I think trading salt for gold is fair because you need salt to survive and whichever area of Africa had salt must've thought that lots of salt was worth 1 block of gold. Also, you don't need gold to survive. Salt is a need. Gold is a want.
I think trading gold for salt was fare.Because you need it for your diet.And you need it for saving food.
I agree with angelina.Because you need it to survive.
I think that the salt trade was fair because they didnt need gold to live because it is the weakest metal so you cant make weapons. and they needed salt to preserve the food and get the minerals so they could live. it also made flavoring to food available.
Yes because they needed salt for nutrition and for their crops. Also salt was a need for them at the time rather than gold was a want.that Is how the trade was fair.
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