Legacy of the Columbian Exchange.pdf - Jerome 1 Brittany Jerome Professor Dunne US History I 29 January 2020 In your opinion what has been the most

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Jerome 1 Brittany Jerome Professor Dunne US History I 29 January 2020 In your opinion, what has been the most significant legacy of the Columbian Exchange on world history? When appropriate, use evidence and properly cited direct quotations from the class readings. The Columbian exchange, named after Christopher Columbus, was the widespread transmission of plants, animals, culture, people, technology, and diseases between the Americas, West Africa, and Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. The most significant impact of the Columbian exchange was the exchange and the transfer of people (both free and enslaved) between continents.Along with the introduction to new world crops such as corn, coaco(chocolate), beans, and tobacco to the Old world. “New diseases wiped out entire civilizations in the Americas, while newly imported nutrient-rich foodstuffs enabled a European population boom” (The American Yawp). The Columbian Exchange completely remade the populations of animals, particularly humans, the first European settlers to the Americas had never seen a potato or tomatoes; Native Americans had never seen a horse nor did they have crops such as coffee, citrus and rice etc. had a huge impact over the last millennia it was “blessing” and curse for the region. Some positive effects of the Columbian exchange was the arrival of New World crops, such as potatoes and
Jerome 2 corn, to the Old World. Negative effects were the enslavement of African and Native populations and the exchange of deadly diseases between the Old and New World.
Jerome 3 Work Cited “The American Yawp: 2. Colliding Cultures.” THE AMERICAN YAWP , 22 May 2013, .

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