I think that this trade (one pound for one pound) was completely fair. Because gold was of no use really, but without salt you would die. I think that the salt should cost even more.
I agree that you need salt. But salt shouldn't cost more than gold. That's like saying a diamond is less money than paper.
I also agree because with out the salt the Africans would probably die . This way , with the salt their food would last for weeks instead of 1 day.
I totally agree with you cooper. gold was of no use except for luxury. So there was no reason to keep it over salt which had many uses. Like preserving food or keeping nutrients in your body.
I agree with you copper but the salt should not coast more. It was a pritty good trade when they go for one oz for one oz. They could just colect the gold for salt how much you have at the end is how much you could trade of the oz of salt for the gold.
I agree with you Cooper because it should have been more. Since the salt was more valuable to them it should cost more because gold wasn't really used.
No and yes. No beacause you could have asked for more salt instead of even salt/gold. Yes because they needed this salt to preserve there food and live. Even amounts also persuaded the trading country to trade a little bit.
I think it was a fare trade because if you did not have salt you would die. But if you did not have gold you would still live. Today we know it is not a fare trade, but back then it was wort it was worth it. I rather live with salt and no gold the gold but no salt.
I agree with you Hannah. Back then in Africa, it was more about just surviving, than just being wealthy. Furthermore, Gold was really of no use, it was just a pretty stone to look at.
I agree with you Cooper because gold was basically useless but it is a metal. ;)
I agree with you Hannah. I would rather live without gold and with salt because you cant preserve food with gold but you can with salt.
I think it was a fair trade. I think it was a good trade because you cant eat gold and you needed the salt to survive so I would take that in the blink of an eye.
I agree with you Valon. I think that it is fair because they use it to preserve food. They can not eat good for food.
I agree with you Valon because back then it was a fare trade but know we know it's not because we have the research but over all I agree with you.
I agree with you Valon. You can't eat gold but you do need salt to conserve your meat.
I believe it was a good trade. I thought it was a good trade because gold is something you want, but you don't need it. But with salt, you could survive because it is protecting it from becoming rotten. But if it does rotten it will be useless and you need more supplies and may not have anymore food. Which then leads to death. So yes I believe it was a good trade because I would rather survive than have precious gold.
I agree with you Logan because you can live with out gold. You also needed salt for preserving food and getting the nutrition that salt has.
I think it was not a fair trade because gold is horrible for anything else but jewelry. salt had many factor like keeping food fresh and good for nutrients.Gold is not good and is a soft metal.
I think that it is fair because you need salt to survive. You do not need gold. Salt can be used to preserve meat.
Yes , I do think trading for salt and gold was fair to the west African Kingdoms. It helped them survive.Without the salt they would not be able to survive because their food would spoil.
I don't agree Taniya but I see you point. Maybe the gold was used in other ways to make the salt gold trade fair.
Another thing is that gold isn't very strong so they couldn't make tools or armor because it was weak. What Cooper said was that it was just a pretty stone to look at and he is right it had no other use but it is a metal.
I think salt for gold was a good trade because you needed salt and wanted gold. You also need the salt for preserving the meat they hunted. Lastly, salt was fair for gold because gold is not worth what it is now.
I agree with you Julian. I think it was a good trade and that it was very fare where they were.
Right now that would not be a fair trade at all. It's like 10,000 dollars for 1 dollar. Back then though, it was a good trade because they needed the salt more than ever. They had to preserve food and keep nutrients on the hot summer days.
I don't think that trading salt for gold was fair because gold is more valuable than salt
I could see were you are going there Taylor but back then gold was just they wanted for salt. They wented salt to keep there food good.If you did not have salt then your food would just be gross and roten in the morning and you have spent all of that hard work on hunting down on it for it to be gross in the morning.
I think that was a good trade one because of the area they lived in which kept their food good and not spoiled. Two the salt gave them the things their bodies needed. The last is that they were in the perfect for that trade in particular.
I think that Gold for Salt because back then Gold was useless to the Africans because they had so much of it and they needed salt to conserve their food so it would last longer. Today it would be a very unfair trade because gold can make you rich while today you can just go to the store and but bags of salt. but yet again we don't need salt anymore because we have bags and fridges.
I think that it was a fair trade because gold we could trade for more importent things. Gold was a good trade for salt because the salt we could use for our food and to keep it to last longer. It could keep our body little healthy for us because it has the nutrence that we need for our bodys and stuff. The gold was also importent because we could use it to trade for more salt and food. The gold is really importent now because a few oz could be wouth thousands and thousands of dollars.
I think it was a fair because that is what they needed to survive. They needed salt to preserve food and it was good way to get their nutrients.Gold was valuable to the people who traded salt because they may have used it for making tools.
I think that trading salt for gold was fair because in West africa they needed salt to conserve their meat. They needed their meat to survive and eat so they wouldnt starve to death.
Yes because you cant eat gold or really do anything with it Its to soft of a metal to make tools/weapons . And with salt you can preserve food and use it for nutrients.
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