Chapter 1 - The American Experience Vocabulary Discussion The Columbian Exchange Cassava common dish among poor people in Africa Many crops in Africa

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The American Experience8/31/06VocabularyDiscussionThe Columbian ExchangeCassava – common dish among poor people in AfricaMany crops in Africa originated in AmericaCORN is an essential crop that feeds millions of people in AfricaCorn was used as a major provision on slave ships, without it death toll would be biggerColumbus introduced the sugar cane to America and Cassava & corn to AfricaAmerica gave corn, potatoes, pineapples, peanuts, and tomatoes to the worldColumbus’ actions created a unified New World, instead of 2 different worldsPre ColumbusPaleo Indians crossed the bearing strait to AmericaIndians will live where resources are availableDifferent locations of tribes meant different culture for each tribe> Geography shapes cultureDifferent people interact with the environmentEx: Iroquois lived in longhouses in NY & Caribbean Indians lived in grass hutsThe Anasazi lived on cliffs - VARIETY DUE TO GEOGRAPHYReasons for the Exchange

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