The Bubonic Plague, decimated nearly sixty percent of Europes entire population in the middle of the 14th century. Leaving nothing but death in its tracks, the bubonic plague derived the name the Black Death. Cases of this deathly plague were first reported in 1347, and gradually increased as the disease began to flourish from city to city. During this time, temperatures in Europe had significantly dropped, the heavy rainfall created widespread crop failures, which forced peasants to migrate towards heavily populated cities, just to survive. The population in urban areas soon tripled, as over crowding and severe poverty began to take place.
Christopher Columbus or Native Americans We have been taught the same concept of the discovery of America for hundreds of years. Christopher Columbus discovered America and we celebrate Columbus Day every year to honor his bravery and strength, but every story has two sides. Native Americans who have been settled in the “New World” long before Columbus stumbled onto the land, aren’t given the recognition they deserve. While some praise Columbus for his discoveries, many are questioning if we have forgotten the importance of Native Americans and what part they played in the Christopher Columbus story. Author Jack Weatherford explains his view on Columbus Day and what we should be celebrating.
Columbus’ expeditions set in motion the worldwide transfer of people, plants, animals, diseases, and cultures that greatly affected nearly every society on the planet. The Exchange also brought new diseases to both hemispheres, though the effects were greatest in the Americas. Smallpox from the Old World wiped out millions of the Native American population to mere fractions of their original
Diseases only found in the European world, such as smallpox, spread to the Americas due to people migrating with these diseases. Since natives did not have diseases like these, they were easily killed off by them. These diseases ended up killing 90 percent of the population native to America. The large number of deaths allowed the conquistadors to greatly outnumber indigenous people and easily capture the now weak tribes. Some may point out that the American diseases must have also affected the Europeans.
Then, when World War I ended, the demand for wheat and other crops fell as did the prices. To compensate for this loss, farmers dug up more land and planted more crops which only further hurt the soil. Another cause of the Dust Bowl was farm animals. Livestock was a good source of meat and dairy products but they also consumed a lot of grass which was already being torn up. When the grass was eaten and the soil wasn’t healthy enough to support plants, many of the animals died.
Why should we celebrate someone who did those things to other people. Now many people say that is should be celebrated, but most of those people are uneducated in the subject. When Columbus came in his first voyage he had disease from animals that the natives have the natives immune system have never felt which means they were more likely to get the disease and it was harder for the natives to get rid of the disease therefore many of them died. Columbus might not have been morally responsible for the deaths for disease, but he did go their and spread their germs to the natives. Many of the natives died due to Columbus.
Columbian Exchange Notes Funded by the Spanish, an explorer named Christopher Columbus set sail westwards in 1492 in search of a faster trading route to the Asias, but instead what Columbus found was a land separated from Europe for millions of years, North America. Columbus’s discovery of North America had many profound effects on the world, one of the greatest being the founding of the Columbian Exchange. The Columbian Exchange was a form of commerce between North America and Western Europe. The establishment of Columbian Exchange held both positive and negative repercussions, one positive repercussions being agricultural growth due to all the newly discovered crops and flora and one negative repercussion being the introduction of European diseases to the New world that resulted in the death of approximately70 million North American natives. After news of Columbus's discovery spread to the rest of Europe, many explorer sailed to North
Some of these were short-term effects, and others were long-term effects. The Columbian exchange is responsible for mass production of silver coins, which caused inflation; trade of corn and potatoes; which changed farming habits of Europeans; destruction of forests and plains in the New World, which caused Native Americans to change their hunting habits; and spread diseases, which caused a decline in Native American population. This is important because all of these effects of the Columbian exchange played a role in developing modern America. The Columbian exchange has helped shape America and without it, the America that stands today may be completely
The second monday of october is when many celebrate Columbus Day. A holiday designed to honor Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, who set foot in the new world on October 12, 1492, five hundred twenty five years ago. He intended to find a western sea route to China, India and Asia where gold was rumored to be found in abundance. Instead he landed in the bahamas. He didn’t realize until his third voyage that he didn't land in china but a land that the Europeans had no knowledge on.
It states this country was settled by European immigrants and white Americans. The father of the Master Narrative is Frederick Jackson Turner. He was a famous American historian who influenced many people with his theories and beliefs. Fredrick Jackson Turner made a big impact in the 20th century. He is known for his famous essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History”.
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.
Irish Immigrants in America Before the outbreak of the dread Irish Potato Famine, the people of Ireland had been a relatively small demographic in America. The immigration of Irish males had increased in the 1820 's, due to an abundance of jobs created by the building of the Erie Canal and other canal, road, or railroad projects, but when the famine struck, entire families flocked in droves to the United States. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," they heard our country call, and they came by the thousands, hoping to find, if nothing else, a decent existence. Between the years 1820 and 1930, an estimated 4.5 million Irish came to America. They settled their families mainly in Midwestern or Northeastern
In comparing to Black death and AIDS, both are epidemic disease, but the harmful consequences of the Black Death were in large scale in Societies and economies than AIDS. During the Black Death, food production collapsed because a huge number of farmers died which led to femine happen (Tignor). The famine caused the shortage of food and it helps to raise prices, work stoppages and unrest. On the other hand, AIDS was not that effective on economies like Black Death had. Even though, AIDS is a life threatening disease, but modern technology discovers the remedy of this disease which keep stabilize the AIDS in present day.