History Final Essay Responses - History Bossman Adusei Professor Goodman History Option 1 Discuss multiple examples of the consequences of the Columbian

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History Bossman Adusei Professor Goodman December 18, 2013 History Option 1: Discuss multiple examples of the consequences of the Columbian Exchange for the early modern world. Throughout history, problems did occur in areas around the world. The Columbian Exchange has done a lot to bring different products to different areas. In the five chapters used, the Columbian Exchange is used to make trade with other people in different areas. The Columbian Exchange is the widespread exchange of animals, plants, culture, human populations which also included using slaves as a trade, diseases, technology and ideas between the American and Afro-Eurasian hemispheres following the voyage to the Americas by Christopher Columbus colonization and trade by Europeans in the Americas. The Columbian Exchange had a lot of consequences because of the trade. With the exchange some trades brought upon many disasters to people in different. Innocent people like slaves in Africa were involved in this trade for manual labor, this wasn’t pleasant at all. The Columbus did originally started off to be a good thing to help other places obtain new items. The coming of the Europeans brought much disaster to the Amerinds. When Columbus was traveling around the hemispheres, he landed in the Western Hemisphere, where he met nice people. When Columbus landed in the area near Asian he met the natives in October 12, 1492. The Natives were very friendly to Columbus and his people. Both groups would start to exchange items. Columbus did a fair trade because he knew that the Natives was very poor based on how Columbus observed the people and he realized how they
were dressed. In document 19.1 in Connections: A World History says “As I saw [the native people] were friendly to us. I presented them with some red caps, and strings of beads to wear upon the neck and many other trifles of small value, wherewith they were much delighted and became wonderfully attached us. Afterwards they came swimming to the boats, bringing parrots, balls of cotton thread, javelins and many other things which they exchanged for articles we gave them, such as glass beads and hawk’s bells; which trade was carried on with the utmost good will” (Page 422). The Columbian Exchange brought the arrival of the Spanish brought more than a clash of people and cultures to the Americans. The Spanish brought plants, animals and diseases between the Eastern and Western hemisphere to the Americans. The Columbian Exchange brings benefits as well as devastation. The Columbian Exchange brought a lot of problems because of the trade. The trade did bring some profitable goods in different areas but due to the Columbian Exchange it did bring some serious consequences that probably some people regretted for what they did.

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