October portfolio AP world - CAUSATION This assignment is the usage of primary source documents and background knowledge to evaluate the different

October portfolio AP world - CAUSATION This assignment is...

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CAUSATION This assignment is the usage of primary source documents and background knowledge to evaluate the different causes and effects of the Columbian exchange. For this assignment, it was essential for me to know how the Columbian exchange affected the Europeans, Africans, and the Indigenous peoples during this time. I also had to explain what types of long term and short term causes there were for the Columbian exchange and link it together to determine if the impact of the Columbian exchange was overall positive or negative. I could make an argument that the causes and effects of the Columbian exchange were overall positive because of the growth of population in Europe because of the healthier diet, as well as the interconnection of world trade because of the mining of silver. Because of Columbus’ voyage, many of the European nations were interested in colonizing the newly discovered land and sent men in ships to conquer territory, as well as find gold and convert the local people to Christians. Although there were some negative impacts such the exposition of European people and their diseases they’d brought from Europe, there had been a variety of animals and plants in both the Old world and the New world. I could critique the causes and effects to broaden the idea of the causes for the Great Dying, and learn what exploration had done to the Africans and Indigenous peoples. I could use my own knowledge to piece together what I had learned from the primary documents to construct an argument or even write an essay with the argument that I’ve made. If I were to redo

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