Col umbian exchange and ecological imperialism

Col umbian exchange and ecological imperialism - Columbian...

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Columbian exchange and ecological imperialism Virgin soil epidemics Smallpox Domestic animals 1. Columbus a. Interaction between Europe and asia b. Exchange of people, ideas, religion, plants, animals, disease c. First voyage 1492- chris sets out on first voyage across Atlantic i. 3 ships - 90 men – no women ii. Eventually lands on island of Hispaniola 1. Encounter natives – names them Indians 2. Indians = not Christian, wealth (gold), naked (skin clothes), no metal/firearms (weak), 3. Europeans = Christian, gold hungry, clothed head to toe, uses guns iii. Conquers Indians b/c they need help – Christianity and Hispanic civilization iv. Ship runs aground and build a fort and make perm. Settlement 2. Spanish exchange a. Goes back to spain tell king/queen what he found i. Kidnaps several natives; takes back some gold ii. King/queen <3 discovery and need to get back there before other Europeans get it b. 1493 – 2 nd voyage to “new world” i. 17 ships – 1200 guys – n o women
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