Effects of the Columbian Exchange

Updated: 9/17/2021
Effects of the Columbian Exchange

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  • Before the Columbian Exchange their were almost no large domesticated animals in the America's. Old world settlers brought horses, cattle, sheep chickesnsand pigs.
  • New world crops like corn and potatoes provided more calories , and could easily grow in dry soil and usually were resistant to pests
  • Native Americans used horses for transportation & hunting more effectivly
  • European weeds and grasses took over large areas
  • Many native forests were destroyed and displaced by other native tribes
  • Native Americans had no immunity to diseases, and died from diseases such as measles, influenza, and small pox.