Portfolio - America: A Concise History, Chapter 1 - O'Hara 1 CHAPTER 1 THE EMERGENCE OF AN ATLANTIC WORLD EUROPE AFRICA AND AMERICA Critical Thought

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O'Hara 1 CHAPTER 1 THE EMERGENCE OF AN ATLANTIC WORLD: EUROPE, AFRICA, AND AMERICA Critical Thought Questions 2. How did the “Columbian Exchange” affect the lives of Europeans and Native Americans? Social Significantly increased population growth. o China's population doubled around 1700. Political As Spain's American wealth flowed around the globe between 1540 and 1640, it made that nation the richest and most powerful in Europe. o "Lordship of all the world" Economic The food products of the Western Hemisphere-especially maize, potatoes, manioc, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes-were transferred to other continents. The gold and silver that had formerly honored Aztec gods now gilded the Catholic churches of Europe and flowed into the countinghouses of Spain. Vast amounts of silver floated to China, where it was in great demand for use as money. Environmental Significantly increased agricultural yields. o Increased population growth.

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