African States 1550-1700

-about 1600 different people in Africa
-Songhay was the largest African state at the time
-if the Europeans had not arrived, then Africa would probably have probably progressed farther
-the Africans had lots of gold, so they had no need to trade for it, so they ended up trading for guns
-some chiefs even sold their own people into slavery; sold to the Europeans
-the Christians were attacked by Muslins

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