The Columbian Exchange had major effects on both European societies and also the native societies, eventually changing both of their lives drastically forever. As The Europeans came and settled in America throughout the late 1400s and early 1500s they concorded America as their own, this would drastically change the European societies forever. As a result of the new settlements Native Americans would be pushed and moved out of their homeland as well. The new European settlements grew larger and larger over the mid 1500s.
In the late 13th century there was a large movement toward finding new routes by sea to trade with Asian countries. This movement was motivated by the greed of monarchies to accumulate wealth; gain power against rivals; and to spread Christianity. However, the primary motive of exploration was commerce. The Europeans were “starved for gold and silver,” which they needed to purchase goods in Asia, such as spices gems, silks, spices, and other luxuries. As countries, like Spain, set sail in attempts to locate new western trade routes to China, they’ll find what becomes known as the New World, and will have a major impact on the lives the indigenous peoples—Native Americans—through, personal interactions, the transplantation of animals, plants,
Cause and effects of Columbian Exchange After the crusades, a new era of explorations and a want of gold begins. The ottoman took control of the Silk road trade and spain needed to find a new route for trade. This lead to queen Isabel of spain to fund Christopher Columbus voyage westward to find a new route to india without crossing paths with the ottoman. Columbus accidentally discovered the Americas on his voyage leading to the Columbian Exchange. Which is the export and import of goods to Europe from the Americas.
I enjoyed reading your discussion post. The Columbian Exchange was considered to be unique as far as the valuable products, and then it was not so good because of the serious illness took over rapidly. Indians were really in danger at the time of the exchange, because smallpox was affecting them and causing them to decrease in population. Not only was smallpox a hender, but along with syphilis. On the other hand Europe had prosper by gaining medicine, crops, animals, and more.
Michael Wang AP Euro, Period 4 Primary Source Analysis Assignment October 5th, 2016 Summary: Prior to the arrival of the European settlers, the indigenous people of the Americas were varied in culture and tradition and their population was around fifty million. However, once the Europeans arrived in 1492 with Christopher Columbus, the lives of the indigenous people were changed remarkably. The Europeans took advantage of the indigenous and used them as laborers to work cattle ranches, sugar plantations, and silver mines. The physical condition of the indigenous peoples worsened as they were fatigued from the labor and had little resistance to the diseases brought by the Europeans.
Before European exploration and colonization, Indians attained a massive population throughout the Americas. Living mostly in harmony with neighboring tribes, they were self-sufficient by utilizing their lands. However, the arrival of Europeans greatly altered the lives of American Indians by lessening their population, introducing diseases, and dominating their lands. By the end of the 1400s, Europeans began to take an interest in the world outside their own boundaries.
Immediately following Columbus ' arrival in the New World in 1492, a mass exchange of people, animals, and microscopic life between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres began. This transition brought about extremely dramatic consequences because the Old and New Worlds had previously been completely isolated from each other. Although there were some insignificant results of this exchange, such as certain species of animals and plants taking over foreign ecosystems, there were also devastating ramifications; namely, perilous diseases. The Europeans were immune to the diseases which they introduced to the Natives. This created a virgin soil epidemic, which is an outbreak in which the afflicted had not been exposed to before.
The Colombian exchange created a great cultural impact on The Americas which can be seen even today. Wiping out up to ninety percent of Native Americans, the settlers that came to America created a biological imperialism on another scale. The demand from European countries for exportation quickly created a market that settlers could benefit from and Native Americans could not compete with. Deforestation started on a massive scale due to the high availability of lumber, and seas quickly started to be depleted of fish. The introduction of livestock and agriculture created an environmental revolution.
The major consequence of Columbus’ voyages was the Columbus Exchange. The Columbus Exchange changed the course of history between the two practically separate worlds. The Old World and the Americas were very different from other. Each one of them had vastly disparate foods, diseases, and animals. Once Columbus “discovered” the Americas an exchange between the New World and Old World began.
The Native Americans have been living in America longer than anyone. The Indians have made a big impact on America. But how? European Immigration, sharing lands, the French and Indian War, the Indian Removal Act, and Manifest Destiny all worked towards getting rid of them. How has the Native American’s culture, history and daily life been affected by European Immigration into the Americas?