Chapter 2: The rise of the Atlantic World, 1400-1625
1. The Columbian Exchange led positive and negative impacts on Africa, the New World, and the Old World. The positive side of the Columbian Exchange would be that it led to a wider variety of agriculture and livestock that was traded between the Old World and the New World. Some of the New World items traded would be avocado, chocolate, turkey, tobacco, etc. and some of the Old World items consisted of lettuce, peaches, coffee, wheat, bananas and other fruits. These types of goods weren’t the only things traded. As bad as it sounds, animals and even people were also traded. Additionally, ideas in technology were traded to make travel easier and made new items such as sails and compasses to work better with cross winds and gain more knowledge for the travels. Africa gained more and more manufactured goods from Europe which was the positive, but it was in exchange for slaves in the New World, which was the negative. This soon became known as the Triangular Trade. Following ...
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- The Columbian Exchange is a global exchange of goods and ideas between the Old World (Europe, Asia and Africa) and the New World (America). When Columbus first discovered America, Spain wanted to set up colonies. Columbus found some people that he named “Indians.” They colonies started to trade with each other, and by doing do, they started the Columbian Exchange. Many countries were involved in this trade, including China, Africa and Italy. This exchange of new ideas, traditions, food, religion and diet changed cultures everywhere.... [tags: Columbian Exchange, ]
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- The Columbian Exchange is the exchange of plants, animals, food, and diseases between Europe and the Americas. In 1492, when Christopher Columbus came to America, he saw plants and animals he had never seen before so he took them back with him to Europe. Columbus began the trade routes which had never been established between Europe and the Americas so his voyages initiated the interchange of plants between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, which doubled the food crop resources available to people on both sides of the Atlantic.... [tags: World History]
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- “In fourteen ninety-two, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain” (Columbus Poem). On the cargo of those ships were domestic flora, fauna, diseases, ideas, technology, and people that were distributed throughout the new world and the old world during the first landing of Columbus. This widespread of transfer of ideas and goods is known as the Columbian exchange, a long term benefit of the Atlantic network where European reaped all the benefits (lecture).... [tags: Europe, Christopher Columbus, Africa, Americas]
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- Without intention in 1492 Christopher Columbus initiated an event that is perhaps the most important historical turning point in modern times to the American Continents. . “For thousands of years before 1492, human societies in Americas had developed in isolation from the rest of the world.”(P. 4) Christopher Columbus and other European voyagers ended all this beginning in1492 as they searched for treasure and attempted to spread Christianity. For the first time people from Europe, Africa, and the Americas were in regular contact.... [tags: Caribbean, Indigenous peoples of the Americas]
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- The Colombian Exchange was an extensive exchange between the eastern and western hemispheres as knows as the Old World and New World. The Colombian exchange greatly affects almost every society. It prompted both voluntary and forced migration of millions of human beings. There are both positive and negative effects that you can see from the Colombian Exchange. The Colombian Exchange explorers created contact between Europe and the Americas. The interaction with Native Americans began the exchange of animals, plants, disease, and weapons.... [tags: Informative Essay]
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- Blevins Midterm Columbian Exchange In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed his first voyage to the Americans and launched the beginning of contact between the Eastern and Western hemispheres, which the historian Alfred Crosby named the beginning of the new modern era of world history as “the Columbian Exchange”. This exchange was a considerably widespread exchange of animals, plants, culture, human populations involving slaves, communicable diseases, and ideas between the Old and New Worlds. The exchange of plants and animals changed the ways of life for the Europeans, Americans, Africans, and Asians allowing the areas to circulate a wide variety of new crops and livestock which supported incr... [tags: History, Christopher Columbus, Columbia]
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- ... At the time people that lived in Afro-Eurasia had developed immunities to these diseases. Native Americans did not have these immunities that’s why possibly 90% of the first Americans died between 1492 and 1650. Old World crops such as wheat, barley, rice, and turnips had not traveled west across the Atlantic. Some of the New World crops that haven’t traveled east to Europe were maize, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and manioc. But in the Americas there weren’t any sheep, goats, or horses, all animals of Old World origin.... [tags: pangaea, atlantic ocean, old world]
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- The Columbian Exchange was one of the most influential periods of time in American and world history. Food, plants, animals, metals and a numerous amount of diseases were all brought forth into the New and Old Worlds. The amount of goods and services that were sold and transferred during the years of the Columbian Exchange were uncalculatable. A lot of global change erected from the Columbian Exchange and with the exchange came a never ending connection between the Old and New Worlds that ran deeper than the ocean they had to travel across.... [tags: Christopher Columbus, Americas, New World, Europe]
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- ... In this sense, it was inevitable that the Old World and the New World should collide. Columbus took advantage of this sea-ward gaze and the Spanish desire to exercise their power, acquire resources, and extend the reach of Christianity. In hindsight, Columbus' original intention to sail to India an obvious and major miscalculation but the mere action of crossing the Atlantic turned “a barrier into a bridge” (Horan). Upon Columbus' arrival, the European advantage became evident: gunpowder weaponry, use of horses for military and transportation, and iron weapons, tools, and armor.... [tags: crops, disease, sugar]
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- On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus departed from Palos, Spain to begin his journey across the Atlantic Ocean. This was the first of many voyages that allowed him to explore a New World where he was able to discover plants, animals, cultures and resources that Europeans had never seen before. The sharing of these resources and combination of the Old and New World has come to be known as the Columbian Exchange. During these explorations, the Europeans brought diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, typhoid and bubonic plague to the New World, wiping out entire Indian populations.... [tags: History]
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