Unit 7: Impact of the Columbian Exchange on the Old World and New World?

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Name: Unit #7: Age of Exploration & Columbian ExchangeWorld History GainzaWhat was the impact of the Columbian Exchange on the Old World and New World?Add evidencefrom each document in the chart below.Remember to identify the sourceof each piece of evidence so you can cite it later.Evidence for ImpactEvidence for ImpactDocument 1a:fruits,medicine and foods,plantsDocument 1b:plants that had fruits and veggies the plants could be also used as medicine,potatoes made a great positive impact in ireland ,Document 2a:[T]he first Americans and their descendants, perhaps 40 million to 60 million strong by 1492, enjoyed freedom from most of the infectious diseases that plagued populations in Afro-Eurasia for millennia. Meanwhile, in Asia and Africa, the domestication of herd animals brought new diseases spread by cattle, sheep, pigs, and fowl.,People who lived in Afro-Eurasia had developed some immunities to these diseases because they had long existed among most Afro-Eurasian populations.,Document 2b:?Document 3a:s, colonists had turned to the quick and highly profitable cultivation of sugar, a crop that required constant attention and exhausting laborDocument 3b:they were making alot if money from the slavesdocument 1a:diseases and smallpox,tobacco Document 1b:africa could not have potatoes Document 2a:By far the most dramatic and devastating impact of the Columbian Exchange followed the introduction of new diseases into the Americas,sailors inadvertently introduced these diseases — including smallpox, measles, mumps, whooping cough, influenza, chicken pox, and typhus — to the Americas., the Columbian Exchange rocked the region’s ecological and economic balance. Ecosystems were in tumult as forests regrewand previously hunted animals increased in number. Economically, the population decrease brought by the Columbian Exchange indirectly caused a drastic labor shortage throughout the Americas, which eventually contributed to the establishment of African slavery on a vast scale in the Americas. By 1650, the slave trade had brought new diseases, such as malaria and yellow fever, which further plagued Native Americans.Document 2b:the populations went downDocument 3a:. They tried to recruit native Americans, but many died from diseases brought by Europeans, such as smallpox, diphtheria, and tuberculosis

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