Columbian Exchange

Columbian Exchange - power o Creoles – the children of...

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Columbian Exchange Maize, potatoes, tomatoes – potato became EXTREMELY useful; not only did it taste good, they could be grown in a very small space; soon became a staple with many European countries Gold, silver, syphilis 1500-1650 – 350,000 Migration Caste system Peninsulars; Creoles; Mestizos o Peninsulars – Europeans who now lived in the colonies; essentially hold all the
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Unformatted text preview: power o Creoles – the children of Peninsulars born in the colonies; still basically held all the power but not as well regarded o Mestizo – people of mixed European and Indian race o Native Americans & slaves – bottom of the food chain • By 1800, 17 million...
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