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Positive and Negative Effects of the Age of Exploration
Transcript of Positive and Negative Effects of the Age of Exploration
Positive Effects of the Age of Exploration
Exchange of Foods/Crops
The Age of Exploration brought together Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. There were to main types of exchange; Biological and Cultural. In the Biological exchange they traded plants, animals, and diseases. In the Cultural exchange they traded goods, technology, and ideas. The exchanges began to effect every continent.
Spread of Religion
During the middle ages a few European missionaries traveled to China to introduce ideas about Christianity. During the Europrean's Age of Exploration they traveled to Africa and Americas. Unlike the colonist and explorers their main goal is to persuade natives to accept their beliefs.(Motivation was "God, Glory, and Gold".
Begining in the 1500s European countries began to expand into the rest of the world. Europeans were motivated by trade and potiental wealth that could be gained through trade with Asia and the East. European monarchies were stabilized, so the monarchs could focus on expantion.
Negative Aspects of the Age of Exploration
During the Age of Exploration, the two basic factors influenced the Europeans in their efforts. An Age of Exploration marked by stunning discoveries, great conquests, etc. would virtually demolish and obliterate these rich cultures and civilations.
Spread of Diseases
In the Triangular Trade when they traded foods and goods they also traded diseases. When Columbus came back from the Americas he brought back diseases to Europe like Sphilis. During the Age of Exploration, diseases like smallpox, measels, etc. where spread all around the world.
Population Decrease/ Death
Many people died of diseases. Also the a lot of slaves where killed or died on the way to the Americas. Natives were also of many things. When trading and discovering it brought many diseases. In the ships the slaves also starved and commited suicide. Plus they threw off slaves because there wasn't enough water for everyone.