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 widespreadtransmission 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 theColumbian exchange was the exchange and the transfer of people (both free and enslaved)betweencontinents.Alongwiththeintroductiontonewworldcropssuchascorn,coaco(chocolate),beans,andtobacco to the Old world.“New diseases wiped out entirecivilizations in the Americas, while newly imported nutrient-rich foodstuffs enabled a Europeanpopulation boom” (The American Yawp). The Columbian Exchange completely remade the populations of animals, particularlyhumans, the first European settlers to the Americas had never seen a potato or tomatoes; NativeAmericans had never seen a horse nor did they have crops such as coffee, citrus and rice etc.hada huge impact over the last millennia it was “blessing” and curse for the region. Some positiveeffects 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 populationsand 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, .