Chapter 1 - The American Experience Vocabulary Discussion...

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The American Experience 8/31/06 Vocabulary Discussion The Columbian Exchange Cassava – common dish among poor people in Africa Many crops in Africa originated in America CORN is an essential crop that feeds millions of people in Africa Corn was used as a major provision on slave ships, without it death toll would be bigger America gave corn, potatoes, pineapples, peanuts, and tomatoes to the world Columbus’ actions created a unified New World, instead of 2 different worlds Pre Columbus Paleo Indians crossed the bearing strait to America Indians will live where resources are available Different locations of tribes meant different culture for each tribe > Geography shapes culture Different people interact with the environment The Anasazi lived on cliffs - VARIETY DUE TO GEOGRAPHY Reasons for the Exchange Europeans wanted gold, silks, pearls, perfume, spices, and jewels from Cathay (China)
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