Historical Definitions for 1st test - History 110 Course 1326 February 6 2016 C Sleeper The Columbian Exchange Definition The exchange of resources

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History 110 - Course 1326 February 6, 2016 C. Sleeper The Columbian Exchange: Definition: The exchange of resources between continents beginning with Christopher Columbus’s journey to the New World in 1492. Clarifier: Through transatlantic voyages during the 1500-1700s came trades between the Old and New worlds that included people, cultures, technology, plant and animals for instance; tobacco and cotton from the Americas and the introduction of rice, wheat, sugarcane, cattle, pigs and horses from the Old World in addition to devastating diseases such as smallpox, influenza and measles. Historical Significance: Although many new ideas resulted in the trades for both worlds, the devastation and destruction due to disease impacted Indian tribes and progression of newly developed colonies. Ultimately, the advantages of settlers’ survival over the Indians helped them claim the Americas. Source: (Foner, Give Me Liberty, p. 24) The Slave Codes: Definition:

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