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Columbian Exchange: Diseases Between Europeans And Native Americans

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Columbian Exchange The Columbian Exchange is the historical swapping of peoples, animals, plants and diseases between Europeans and Indians that brought about cultural blending and a birth of a new world. However, the exchange favored Europeans as their population grew while Indians population declined since they brought in diseases like typhoid, chicken pox and malaria which wiped the Indians population who lacked natural immunity. The European plants like wheat, rice, sugarcane and barley and animals like cattle, horses, sheep, swine and chickens affected the native environment. European settlers started corn, cassava and potato farming and that resulted to a quick population growth. There was also trade between the two groups; Europeans
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