world history final the columbian exchange
Updated: 6/18/2020
world history final the columbian exchange
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  • In 1492, Columbus arrived in America. This set in motion the Columbian exchange
  • The Columbian exchange was the transfer of foods, crops, animals, ideas, tech, diseases, and culture from the Americas and the "Old World"
  • As well as this, people from Africa were enslaved and brought to the Americas in exchange for textiles other manufactured goods from Europe
  • Europeans coming to America started to colonize it with their beliefs
  • And new crops and plants from the "old world", including invasive species
  • In America:
  • Diseases such as smallpox and yellow fever killed over half of America's population by 1650
  • In addition to these new, and often invasive, ideas and plants, Europeans brought many new diseases to America
  • Here are some of the main things that were transferred from America and Europe, including lots of fruits, vegetables, livestock, and diseases
  • Overall, the Columbian exchange allowed for many new ideas, foods, and diseases to travel across, shaping the world we know today
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