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Explain the long-term consequences on humans and the environment that resulted from the Columbian Exchange.Type response here:
The long-term consequences on humans and their environment that resulted from the Columbian Exchange was that it spread along many disease which wiped out many populations and caused millions of deaths to occur in the Americas. However, many new crops and foods were exchanged which restored the population that had been lost. These new foods that were exchanged were rich in vitamins and minerals, they had new flavors, and they became embedded in the lives of those who they traded with. For example,many Europeans had benefited the most from these new crops because it had helped improve their nutritional diets. Also, many residents from the Americas left to settle in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, and many residents from the eastern hemisphere left to settle in the Americas. Overall, the Columbian Exchange resulted in a huge population growth, even though many lives were lost to diseases. Apply Your UnderstandingDirections: You should spend five to ten minutes writing a thesis statement for this question from the 2012 AP World History exam. Compare demographic and environmental effects of the Columbian Exchange on the Americas with the Columbian Exchange’s demographic and environmental effects on one of the following regions between 1492 and 1750.• Africa• Asia • EuropeThesis: Between 1492 and 1750, Africa and the Americans experienced similarities in the introduction of new crops in their regions, movement of nativesand disease. They also had differences in shifts demographic of population, the amount of deaths, ethnicity exchanges and the environment. Africa and the Americas had both faced population declines. The Americas faced rapid population decline due to rapid spread of Western European diseases(influenza, smallpox, etc). Africa faced population decline due to the vastshipment of slaves to the Americas. During the Colombian Exchange era The Americas saw many new people. Thousands of Euopean settlers from various nations traveled to the Americas. However, Africa didn’t see European Colonization during the Columbian Era (it occurred later). Another difference is that Africa's agricultural methods stayed the same while in the Americas biodiversity was thriving there was an increase a crops and domesticated animals due to plantations. On the plantations, several slaves and indentured servants would harvest and plant commercial cash crops, mainly sugar cane and tobacco.