When Columbus and other explorers ventured to the Americas they spread European diseases to the natives. These diseases destroyed America 's population because the natives had no natural immunities. Robert W. Strayer explains in his book Ways of the World how disease devastated the native population. "When they came in contact with European or African diseases, Native American peoples died in appalling numbers, in many cases up to 90 percent of the population. The densely settled peoples of Caribbean islands virtually vanished within fifty years of Columbus 's arrival.
The lack of food is the reason so many colonists died of hunger. The second reason to why so many colonists died was because of occupations. There were too many gentleman in May 1607 and January 1608 that did not want to do any work at all. One surgeon in 1607 and 1608 was not good.That was bad because there was only one surgeon to help to cure so many people injured. In 1608, there was 51 occupations unknown that really did nothing as well.
However when they didn 't pay their debt to British banks, so the British took over the canal. The Suez Canal was very important because it allowed quicker access to different parts of Asia and Africa. Persia Summary Persia’s land was desired by both Britain and Russia. Britain and Russia both fought for control over the land with locals. Russia wanted control over the land in Persia because it had access to the Indian Ocean.
In “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford, Bradford stated, “. . . that in two or three months time half of their company died, especially in January and February.” This had impacted the colonists because half of the colonists died by diseases brought with them, being infected by scurvy, and from having no type of shelter or other comforts. The colonists barely made it through winter as they had assistance with all necessary aid by the six or seven people who were immune of diseases.
Traveling across the Atlantic ocean to get to Pennsylvania was a struggle. Penn experienced this he lost a third of his passengers to smallpox, it had been spreading quickly. Especially in Europe, and it came with the Europeans that came to Pennsylvania. A big issue with smallpox was that the native Americans were really sensitive to it, so most of them got really sick and
110 men then started the first successful colony, Jamestown. By the end of the year only 40men survived.Why did so many colonists die in Jamestown? People died in Jamestown because of starvation, disease, and finally their poor relationship with the local Powhatans. Starvation was detrimental to Jamestown. In DOC.B it shows that there was a constant drought from 1609-1610.
The sailors lives we’re very poor because a lot of sailors have died to a disease called scurvy which is a lack of vitamin C. In the life of a sailor on the ship their diet consisted of bad food that had no vitamin C in them to help with the scurvy. The food that the sailors had to eat was hard tack, and salted meats. “The officers, who generally came
Although the Columbian Exchange had numerous benefits and drawbacks but the drawbacks outweighs the benefits. In terms of benefits the Columbian Exchange only positively affected the lives of the Europeans.They gained many things such as, crops, like maize and potatoes, land in the Americas, and slaves from Africa. On the other hand the negative impacts of the Columbian Exchange are the spread of disease, death, and slavery. In document 3b it states, “... an epidemic broke out, a sickness of pustules… very many people died of them, and many just starved to death; starvation reigned and no one took care of each other.” One effect of the Columbian Exchange was the indigenous people
With them came smallpox, measles, chicken pox, influenza, and many other diseases. “Before the arrival of Columbus, Native American disease wasn’t dominant in the land. Due to the lack of exposure of disease in their younger years, Native Americans were vulnerable to the European diseases that would come with the Columbian Exchange. The diseases would soon destroy many societies of the ancient Aztec, Maya, and Inca. Through many estimates it is foreseen that alien diseases caused over 50% deaths of the Native American population.
Also, because of the lack of health care, diseases such as hepatitis, typhoid fever, and malaria run rampant. This causes the average life span to range from the mid to late forties. In the video, Poverty in Haiti, Chad Thompson describes his experience in Haiti just four months after the massive earthquake. The information on media and news regarding the poverty in the destroyed country was not nearly as severe as what was actually happening. Children were running barefoot in sewage infested streets with pieces of glass everywhere.