Columbian Exchange Reaction Paper

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Around 252 million years ago the entirety of the earths premise was once separate but merged together, creating what is known as Pangaea, another 120 million years later however the land dispersed forming the Americas, Africa, and Eurasia. This created two completely different biological worlds consisting of the Americas and Afro-Eurasia, but when Christopher Columbus set ashore in the Bahamas in 1492 the two worlds congealed together once again. The biological segregation caused by the continental drift was set into disarray and began to meld due to Columbus’ arrival. (The Columbian Exchange) Therefor the Columbian Exchange sparked a revolution, forcing two worlds to collide that in result made a superior change; clashing ideas, commodities,…show more content…
Earthworms had long been extinct in North America since the Ice Age but started spreading back there following Columbus’ voyage, in result they greatly changed landscapes; aerating soil, making it easier for some plants to thrive, while diminishing others habitats. As a result, the earthworm started transforming America, as did another item, tomatoes. The common culture is most certain that Marinara sauce made with tomatoes must have originated from Italy, but in fact the commodity was actually indigenous to Mexico and only brought over to Europe in the sixteenth century. Without the mass dispersion of products throughout the globe sparked by Columbus we wouldn’t have the cultural diffusion that shows such presence on todays society. Due to the Columbian Exchange two completely separate biological worlds were able to unite and form a new civil society that has the ability to prosper through trade and indifference. In spite of the fact that slavery occurred, even though all the slaves were emancipated, there were little to no other downsides of the exchange therefor making it a primarily positive event. Columbus sparked a chain of events that would affect many lives soon after his ended and in conclusion, I leave you with the words of Charles C. Mann, “Columbus’s voyage
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