My goal in this paper is to discuss both the good and the bad effects that came of the Europeans exploring and colonizing the America’s. The cultural effects that the Europeans had on Native American’s through their exploration as well as colonization were obviously great, however, it is very hard to make a generalization about this because there were many tribes in the America’s, each differently affected. In the 1570’s,
Other disadvantage include the many displaced people, it promoted racism and mother countries to believe that they are superior. It also brought slavery up to not so long ago. The New imperialism benefited the Industrial Revolution at the cost of the colonies. It also heled with modern technologies, for instance the steam-powered ships to aid in the expansion of European empires that are a great now for exports, imports and transportation. Another disadvantage is the fact that colonies’ culture and beliefs were wiped out creating intolerance among people.
In conclusion, imperialism had countless negative effects on the world today. It resulted in slave trade, caused cultures to be destroyed and took away countries’ natural resources. Had it not been for imperialism, the world today would consist of more diverse cultures with less discrimination and countries would be able to use their resources as they
The “Columbian Exchange” also known as The Great Exchange occurred during the 15th and 16th centuries. It consisted of the transfer and/or trade of animals, culture, plants as well as humans such as the slave trade. From potatoes to chocolate and everything in between many foods and spices were transferred during the “Columbian Exchange” and ultimately became prominent food items. Additionally, livestock as well as other domesticated animals were also transferred changing the ways of many cultures for the better. However, during this trade several diseases were unintentionally transferred as well.
Plants that were involved in the Columbian Exchange had an affect on the culture and state of economy with both the New and Old worlds. Many new plants were discovered in the Americas which included sunflowers, peanuts, chili peppers, tomatoes, beans, avocado, squash, sweet potatoes, chenopods, cacao, cassava and maize. The two plants that turned out to be of most significance were maize and potato. Maize played a key role in the Amerindian diet due to it being able to be stored for an unlimited period of time. What made the potato an important part of the diet was that it provided a valuable source of nutrients as well as being a valuable source of energy.
The Incas had an advantage, and that was that they produced large numbers of crops that helped them trade with other empires or groups. The Incas were able to trade different crops such as beans, maize, and potatoes. The Incas found the key to various ways of irrigation, freeze-drying, and other conservation methods. The Incas were also huge in conquering, but like the Aztecs, they were demolished by Spanish trespassers. From their sumptuous capital at Cuzco, the Incas conquered and subordinated societies over much of the Andes and adjacent regions after 1438.
Discoveries of new supplies of metals are perhaps the biggest. But the Old World also gained new staple crops, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, maize, and cassava. Tobacco, another New World harvest, was so all around embraced that it came to be utilized as a substitute for money in many parts of the world. The trade additionally radically expanded the accessibility of numerous Old World harvests, for example, sugar and espresso, which were especially appropriate for the
Basically inequality is the opposite meaning of equality and an example of it is that there is inequality between developed and undeveloped countries. Let’s start with the Europeans and Africans. Europeans at that time were very high on economics, education, and culture and because of this condition; they were able to conquer Africa and teaching them about their knowledge. And another effect due to this situation is that the Africans begin to change and their culture had been replaced, also their education and economics had increased. But what’s not equal about this is that the way of the African life has changed and since they are not too well about the Europeans way, the Africans had a hard time to adapt.
Columbus and the travelers that trailed him altered all that. From Europe explores brought various farm animals, some examples included chickens, cattle, and horse to the Americas and returned to Europe with different vegetables, for example, items like tomatoes, potatoes and various other species that had never been introduced to Europe. This exchange transformed both the Americas and Europe, according to Loewen. When Europeans introduced horses to the Indigenous people, it would go on to change the Indigenous people 's culture; this permitted them to move more freely
(647) We can see the changes in the European nations that occupied Africa and how it might have posed a threat. Africa went from having only the “French Algeria and two British-ruled South African states,” to several European nations. (647) As a result, most of Europe wanted in and an international conference was held in Berlin that partitioned off different parts of Africa and called for countries to respect those boundaries. (648) From here on out, Africa and all other acquired areas suffered under Europe and the rest of the world’s imperialistic motives and models. This way of imperialism helped to create empires out of one’s conquest because it allowed countries to assert their dominance at other’s expense.