I think the trade was well worth becuase they used it to preserve food and they would last 2 weeks and it provided the nutrionuts they needed they even made popsicles out of them
I agree with you Gustavo, because it did give you the nutrients your body needed. Also, your food could go way longer without spoiling.
I agree that it preserves food but I still think it is overpriced.
So I think that it was a total rip off.
I think the salt and gold trade was for back then, because you needed it so your food didn't spoil because they didn't have refrigerators. It also put flavor in your food. Also, if you eat too much it will make your blood pressure high.
I agree with you, Armone. They didn't have refrigerators so they needed salt. They probably wouldn't get high blood pressure, though because they didn't have that much salt.
Armoni you are right salt is good for only those reasons but if they lived in the savanna or something would it be smart. Now still the food still will go bad cause no refrigerator.
I think this trade was fair back then because the West Africans needed salt and they had a surplus of gold. They needed salt because it preserved food, made stuff flavorful, and was an important part of a diet. The traders had salt and wanted gold so they traded.
I totally agree with you! Both sides felt like they were getting out more than they put in so it was a win-win.
I disagree and sorta agree. Not all places had lots of gold or salt which made it hard. I also kinda agree that they needed salt on meat to keep preserve the food.
I'm going to have to disagree with most of you! Though Africans needed salt and if they didnt have it they would die, they were still getting ripped off. The rest of the world knew how valuable this mineral was but yet all these smaller kingdoms and Muslims took advantage of them. The Africans could have still got salt with trading gold but maybe they could have got much more if they really knew how valuable gold was.
fair point but most Africans would not travle that didtance unless they were desperate so they never got to see how valuble gold was.
I think it is alright that Africans never learned how "valuable" gold was for money, however gold was very valuable to Africans. Think about it, who needs shiny things when you are dead from food poisoning?
I believe that during the time that the trade took place made it fair.The Africans could not produce salt and needed it to preserve food and provide nutrients that were healthy and kept them working.So for the time it took place I think it was fair
I think it was not fair because the salt may be valuable but the prices were too high. I would pay not way more resources than the resource your paying for is actually worth. I would never pay that much.
I think that the salt trade was fair. I do because, Mr.Kaciuba said the African people needed salt to live. But, gold was a surplus. So, if you don't have salt, you'll die. So, if you have lots of gold, then, you'll probably get salt with your gold, as salt is a NECESSITY, and gold is not.
I definitely agree this is a summed up version of what i am saying. Gold is awesome but salt is life or death.
I agree with you Alex because salt was more important than gold. gold was just a want.
I think that the salt for gold trade was more than fair. First of all the West African Kingdom needed the salt to live. The salt is a vital nutrient in the human body, you need salt to live. Also salt keeps your food preserved
I think it was fair because the West African Kingdoms wanted salt more than gold. The Arab traders wanted gold more than salt. They both had plenty of the others want/need so they were perfect traders.
The salt to gold trade in ancient Africa was very fair in my opinion. The word valuable is how much something is worth to people, and in Africa, salt meant survival. Some people think that gold was MUCH more valuable than gold, but the value of something is only what people make of it, and gold didn't help Africans so it had little value yet salt was how they could eat.
I believe that you are right one just because they need it. I pay a lot of money for something I need to. Just like we need food and water up a lot of money if I was rich and I needed it.
I agree with you Amy because so many people needed salt to survive.but there were also people that needed gold. They were both very valuable.
I agree with you Amy. The salt for gold trade was very fair. If all the gold that West Africans had weren't keeping them fed, then what is the point on keeping all of it? They needed salt to keep them hydrated so that they could survive. So they would give up their gold so that they could get the REAL most valuable possession, to them, salt.
Yes I did think it was fair. I thought it was fair but only for back in the olden days. for this reason was because salt was used for a lot of things that were vary important like salt was used for preserving food. Now if you would trade gold for salt gold is basically used like money. So the gold was important but not that important.
I think that was fair because that's what they needed. It's like they needed it for to live like to preserve their food so that it doesn't mold to form nutritious and to make their food taste good. That's why I think it was kind of there but now it's not you can go to the store and buy salt for a dollar.
Yes because gold is great and fancy but salt makes you survive. Gold makes you rich but salt makes you well alive. So I definitely think that the salt and gold trade was fair because without it the Africans would have died.
Salt for gold was a fair trade because the more gold you have, the richer you are. But the more salt you have, survival in mild climates like Africa, it will be easier to survive.
Yes, it was fair. It was fair because some of the people needed gold, some people neeed salt, why was salt so important to people? Because salt was used to keep their food fresh, used for the nutriance they needed, and finally it was used for spices.
Although you need salt to survive, the trade is still a rip off. -Most- People don't have gold or salt and it is hard to have both. Even if not many had salt, trading gold for salt is just unfair.
Yes it is smart to trade gold. This is because they lived in the desert so it helps them with there food. It only helps cause where they live so salt for gold is good also they had lots of gold what's the problem .
I think that the salt for gold trade was fair because salt was one of the most important resource that people living in hot and dry climate zones needed. They needed salt for many reasons. For example they needed the salt to preserve their food and to keep themselves hydrated. The West African Region must have thought that they didn't need gold as much salt and thought that this salt for gold trade was completely fair and equal.
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