Columbus accidently started the Columbian exchange by discovering America while looking for economic opportunity. He was looking for a way to sail and trade directly with Asia. After he realized that the place he landed wasn 't Asia he realized the natives had gold, so he took it back to Spain. One major effect of the Columbian Exchange was the spread of diseases. When Columbus and other explorers ventured to the Americas they spread European diseases to the natives.
Finally, the English that colonized the southern colonies found that area was good for growing cash crops like tobacco. Colonists from England like the Puritans wanted to escape persecution they were experiencing in England. The Puritans settled in New England and attempted to create a religious utopia where everyone would live by Puritan rules based on the
Sugar was in high demand during the 1500s and 1600s, and the fertile coasts of the Carribean and Brazil made for a perfect environment. Sugar cane was just the tip of the iceberg: Europeans soon discovered crops native to the Americas that heavily impacted world economy, a prime example being the potato. Because the potato is a tuber, and therefor grows under-ground, it could be cultivated in the inhospitable lands of northern Europe and Asia. It quickly became the food of soldiers, industrial workers,
The term Columbian Exchange refers to the biological and cultural exchange of animals, plants, diseases, technology and etcetera after the people of the Eastern and Western hemispheres encountered one another during the European exploration and colonization of the Americas. The Columbian Exchange modified the environment by adding new species that had not lived in that area before. For example, the Europeans brought grapes and cow to the Americas, and they brought beans and cocoa from the Americas to Europe. People benefited from the Columbian Exchange because the exchange of species ended the famine of the people on both sides of the Atlantic. The Native Americans benefited in particular because they didn’t have domestic animals before the
With the discovery of the new world by Columbus in 1492 came the inevitable trades between Afro-Eurasia and the Americas. This became better known as the Columbian Exchange. Livestock, plants, culture, technology, ideas, and even populations of humans were among what broadened both worlds. Plants that were transferred from the Old World to the New World were ackee, almond, apple, apricot, artichoke, asparagus, banana, barley, basil, beet, bilberry, bitter melon, black pepper, Brassica oleracea, cantaloupe, carambola, cardamom, carrot, celery, chickpea, cinnamon, clove, coffee, citrus, cilantro, cucumber, cumin, date palm, eggplant, fennel, fig, flax, garlic, ginger, grape, hazelnut, hemp, kola nut, leek, lettuce, lentil, mango, millet, mustard
As European explorers and those who followed them searched for different trade routes, two biologically distinct worlds were brought into contact when contact between the explorers and the indigenous people of the new worlds. Some of that exchange involved food crops, spread of disease, and human populations, yet some of the effects from the exchanges had differing results. While some of the population dwindled through the spread of disease, yet others thrived through the increase of food supplies. The results of the Columbian Exchange created a lasting effect in which the history of the world is altered. The Columbian Exchange introduced new food and crops to European, Asian, and American fields.
Columbian Exchange The most important historical impact of the Columbian Exchange is human because they are the first to form settlement on the native land. According to Mr. Johnson 's history slide shows Columbus sailing from Spain wanting to trade with India, however traveled to another route instead. Once he arrived to the new land he greeted with the indian tribe and convince them to trade with him. In the first Columbus video shows Columbus was a nice person who tries to negotiate with the indians, however the indian rebelled and caused destruction. The European in Columbus group dominated over the indians and used them for slavery.
Body Paragraph #2: Reason #2 and Evidence Supporting Sentences: Using the structure: “Evidence, Elaborate, Explain, Examples” Cite from any 2 documents and explain why this evidence shows that the results of the Crusades were more positive or negative. Introduction Sentence: The Crusades were not only just fighting, they also had goals and trade routes. One of the trade routes traded sugar, cotton, rice, and muslim, which were borrowed from Arabie. Document 8 states that Although the Crusades failed the Holy Land, they had a lasting outcome on the way the Europeans lived. This is (important/interesting/relevant) because When the Crusaders returned they Europe they had brought back spices, sugar, and silk; many nobles and merchants enjoyed the new products and wanted more of them Document 2 states that Merchants in Venice and other northern Italian cities built large fleets to carry crusaders to the Holy Land.
Although, the Pequot War had ended the need for land still remained the main need among the colonist in the New World. This left a great opportunity for Massasoit to gain an upper hand and, continue to gain power by selling his lands to the English. These sells also brought peace between the tribes and the colonists but, this also gave Massasoit more power in the New World. Thus, “…from Massasoit’s perspective, his alliance with the English continued to serve him well.” This would last for years but, Massasoit’s power would be altered by a great change in the New World. The change would be the mindset of the second generation colonist in which they now seek economic gain and material goods rather than land.
Pilgrims landed in Jamestown in 1607 with aspirations to discover new land as well as to teach their religious beliefs. Jamestown was also viewed as major profit enterprise for food and material which could be sent back to the motherland, Britain. Upon their arrival, they discovered the land had already been occupied by Native Americans, which would allow for trade between the two settlements: Jamestown and Powhatan Confederacy. Tobacco also helped the growing of Jamestown not only in trade but in export which helped the prosperity of the new colony.
The Columbian Exchange was the widespread transfer of plants, animals, and bacterial life between new world and old world, following the voyage to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and lasting throughout the years of expansion and discovery. The Columbian Exchange not only brought gains, but also losses and it had dramatic and lasting effects on the world. The plants involved in the Columbian exchange changed both the economy and the culture of the new and old worlds. In addition to discovering New World plants, many plants were brought from the Old World and became hugely successful in the Americas. Among the plant brought from the Old World the sugarcane was the most popular.
Starting in the Mid-15th century, many European nations sent out explorers in order to find new sea routes, as well as new territories. That’s how Christopher Columbus stumbled upon the West Indies and therefore indirectly opened up the New World for others to explore. On the quest to create more wealth for their own nation through mercantilist policies, Europeans, as well as different religious groups, colonized the New World one by one. In the process of colonizing, when the European nations realized they needed a workforce to support the production of their cash crops, they brought over African slaves as part of the Columbian exchange which in turn introduced a solution - and a new problem. For the mercantilist European nations, their colonies were important as they produced raw materials - grain, sugar, or tobacco - for the nation, which otherwise they would have to import.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed on a voyage. Through that voyage a lot of changes occurred. During the voyage, which benefitted the New and the Old World, the Colombian Exchange occurred. The most significant aspects of the Colombian Exchange had to do with distributing different kinds of food to places where they had not previously existed. The Colombian Exchange allowed for people in Europe to get the benefits of various foods from the New World.