Components Of The Columbian Exchange

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The Columbian Exchange occurred between Europe and Africa (the Old World) and the Americas (the New World). The components of the exchange include animals, diseases, and plants; the exchange caused both positive and negative effects on the Old World and the New World. The Old World introduced wheat, rice, apples, horses, cattle, sheep, killing and driving off the animals, syphilis, and smallpox to the New World and impacted civilization greatly. The positive effects for the Old World include new technology, new crops and animals that helped in everyday life, raised nourishment standards and people were living longer lives. However, diseases began to impact populations more than previously imaginable. For example, syphilis became dangerous
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