Economic Effects Of The Columbian Exchange

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY TRADE ROUTES PROJECT Ira Livnat Contents Columbian Exchange 2 Introduction 2 Geography 4 Politics 5 Military 5 Technology 6 Demise 6 Conclusion 7 The Silk Road 8 Introduction 8 Geography 9 Politics 9 Military 10 Technology 11 Columbian Exchange Introduction The Columbian Exchange was a region of trade that occurred during period of biological and cultural exchanges of the Atlantic states. Exchanges of culture, ideas, diseases, slaves and technology transformed European and Native American societies. beginning in 1492 the exchange lasted throughout the years of European expansion and exploration. The Columbian Exchange affected the social and cultural aspects of the old and new world. Advancements in agricultural production, development of warfare, increased mortality rates and education are a few examples of the effect of the Columbian Exchange on both Europeans and Native Americans (Christopher Columbus) Geography The Columbian exchange brought the old world and the new world together in a way the world had not yet seen. Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 from Europe to what he thought was India, but he “discovered” Central America instead. Though Central America wasn’t the spice filed India that he had hoped for, Central America was filled with resources that spiked European interest such as crops, plants, animals, gold and most importantly potential converts for the Christian faith.
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