How did the new world crops affect the population of

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10. How did the New World crops affect the population of Eurasia? What happened between 1650-1850 in this regard? 1. Greatest population increase in history 2. Many more calories for people to consume 3. The world population doubled 11. What role did the potato play in Ireland between 1754-1845? 1. Irish doubled their population until potato famine 12. What is manioc (cassava) and why is it an important plant? 1. A new world plant with roots that provide more calories than any other plant on earth if processed right otherwise they are poisonous 13. What is the most common use of corn in the USA and Europe? 1. Central source of food for animals 14. Who repopulated the Americas after the decimation of indigenous peoples? 1. African americans 15. What are the pros and cons of the Columbian Exchange that are mentioned at the end of the video? 1. Nutrition, increase population, people became genetically/ethnically interconnected, better for tribes, fewer people starved 2. Cons – slavery, devastating population of Americas,
Short Essay: Do you think the Columbian Exchange—what was gained versus what was lost—was a positive or negative thing in the end? Be able to justify your response.

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