Along with Christopher Columbus ' many discoveries, the pumpkin was one them. The pumpkin, being indigenous to the Americas, was a gourd the Europeans admired. Columbus winkled pumpkin seeds out of a pumpkin and personally brought the seeds along the Columbian trade so it may diffuse across the globe; however, the pumpkin seeds were actually used as an aliment for pigs aboard his ship during his voyages. His target location was Europe. Europe, due to Christopher 's introduction of pumpkins and other New World foods, experienced an economic, cultural, and cuisine revolution. In modern day Germany, The Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival typically displays more than 450,000 pumpkins each year, arranging them to create larger than life sculptures based on a particular theme. Ireland also experienced a cultural revolution. The Irish, prior to the 1800 's, used turnips as Jack O ' Lanterns. The Irish learned pumpkins were not only easier to carve out, but they were also a lot bigger. Pumpkins made the Irish culture of keeping away "Stiky Jack" during Halloween more ostentatious. …show more content…
Europe and its great revolutions in the structure of its citizen 's daily lives were caused by the pumpkin, the influence of the pumpkin on America exceeds any other influence the pumpkin could of possibly possess on any
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This was the greatest export of America to Europe and profitable. Europe’s climates made it very difficult to grow the sugarcane and tobacco. America gave the Europeans maize. Maize was important to the Native Americans because it was sustainable for long periods of time when it was dried. Maize also is adaptable that it can grow just about anywhere
Europe was able to conquer and explore the rest of the world, an not anyone else not because of a superior economic status, but because of of its geographic location and because of its political strategies. In early history, Europe was the easiest place to thrive as a community because of s superior geographic location which gives it many advantages. Europe was economically superior to some places, but others such of China were as good, or if not than even better than Europe. The location of Europe shaped its political ideas which in turn motivated it to conquer the world. An additional document showing the crops grown in America and how efficient they are could be useful to prove Europe's superior geographic luck.
The introduction of foreign crops to the New World had a huge impact on the way we live today. Europeans adopted the cultivating techniques of many crops found in the New World such as corn, cocoa, and peanuts. They also introduced popular crops from home such as wheat, barley, and rye. They also introduced a variety of fruits to the New World, such as bananas, peaches, pears, and citruses. However, among the most impactful plants brought to the New World is sugarcane.
There were numerous plants that were exchanged but at the core of all of them were potato and maize. Indeed, potato that is an essential ration in everyday lives was not discovered until the period of Columbus Exchange. Other new plants discovered in Americans included beans, squash, chili peppers, sunflowers, peanuts, tomatoes, avocado, and cacao. Potato became an essential in European diet in a very short period of time. It was mainly used as a cheap food for lower class population of Europe.
Daeja Thomas Nelson 20 May 2016 The American Revolution “The American Revolution, on the one hand, brought forth great vices; but on the other hand, it called forth many virtues…” claimed Dr. David Ramsay in 1789, warning that victory does not come without adversity, or in other words, has both negative and positive consequences (Ramsay). As the nation prepared to implement its first government under a new constitution, Ramsay published The History of The American Revolution, analyzing the advantages and disadvantages the war had on Americans. While he praised the “abilities, virtues, and vast expansion of the human mind” fostered by the Revolution, he also warned Americans to rid themselves of the “great vices” brought on as a result of
Take a look at the globalization of crops in both the Americas and Europe. One of the most essential food staples, maize/corn, was brought over to Europe and Asia. Slide 54 states, “It grew in places unsuitable for tubers and grains and sometimes gave two or even three harvests a year.” This demonstrates how the versatility of corn aided Europe and even Asia. However, this was not the only crop to have a significant impact from the New World.
Although the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World did not bode well for the Native Americans, he sparked a momentous, cross-cultural trade of ideas, goods, and alas, diseases. Known as the Columbian Exchange, it ultimately left a lasting positive effect on both the New World and the Old World in spite of short-term deadly epidemics. The world would likely be very different if it were not for the Columbian Exchange. To illustrate, the introduction of European grains such as wheat, barley, and rye to the Americas proved extremely beneficial for the world, even in the present. According to The Columbian Exchange by John R. McNeill, wheat thrived in the temperate climates of the Americas and in the highlands of Mexico.
For example, the tobacco seed brought in extreme wealth and without Columbus’ exploration, the plant may have never been cultivated. The new world also provided vast land to populate, which helped to increase their culture’s size, which lead to a more advanced society because they had more people learning and working. Columbus’ travels provided educational and economic opportunities that bettered Europe and advance their society. Because of the improvements Columbus’ journey provided to European society, he is worthy of a celebratory
Columbus returned the Americas and continued claiming islands as Spanish colonies. The Columbian Exchange (named after Columbus, though influenced by many) was one of the most important effects of Columbus' voyages to the Americas. Ships returning from the Americas brought with them foreign plants and animals that Europeans, Africans, and Asians had never seen before. These included pineapples, tobacco, cacao beans (chocolate), tomatoes, squash, and turkeys.
The crops of corn, potatoes, and beans were foreign to people living in the Old World, while those in the New World did not know what pigs, cattle, sheep, and goats were. These animals quickly gained popularity in the cooking style of the New World and the three aforementioned foods became staples of the Old World diet (Neumann). Many crops from the Americas thrived in the New World, and it was even estimated that “Old World crops … today have more than 26 percent of their total production in the New World” (The Columbian Exchange: A History…). The potato is often
In 1621 the Indians taught the pilgrims how to plant and grow crops so they wouldn’t starve. After the growing came the harvesting, it was a success. They had finally done it and would not starve through the winter. The feast or thanksgiving is all about how the pilgrims had their first successful corn harvest and had plenty of food to gather and share. They shared this feast with the Indians and their leader Massasoit.
As time went on, gardens became plantations for more than just food production, for example cotton production, and apples became a major industry in North America. European fruits and vegetables dominated the new world in an exchange known as the Columbian exchange. According to the documentary America Before Columbus, the potato was first introduced in Spain from the Americas during the 1600's but it's cultivation and use has now spread to Italy, Northern/Eastern Europe, Austria, Poland, France, Switzerland, England, Ireland and Germany. Since the Irish had a limited amount of food available to them as a result of war, they quickly adopted the potato and one hundred years later the Irish population had more than doubled. Towns, like Berlin, grew into large cities and by the 1700’s the European population had exploded, all because of the introduction of the potato during the Columbian Exchange.
Americans started to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for food or money In the late 1800s Americans wanted to mold Halloween into a holiday more about community and neighborly get-togethers than about ghosts, pranks, and witchcraft At the turn of the century, Halloween parties for both children and adults became the most common way to celebrate the day. By the 1920s and 1930s, Halloween had become a community-centered holiday, with parades and town-wide parties as the featured entertainment.