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The Columbian Exchange

Digital Collage of the various aspects of the columbian exchange

zoha syed

on 6 December 2010

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Transcript of The Columbian Exchange

The Colombian Exchange An exchange of
animals, humans,
plants, culture,
and diseases
between the
eastern and
hemisphere Christopher
Columbus' voyage
to America started the
Columbian Exchange Disease Spanish explorers
brought diseases such as small pox and malaria, wiping out much of the native population. As African slaves
were brought by the spanish
due to loss of Indian
workers, tropical disease
epidemics also sweeped
across Latin America The Europeans also
suffered however, the
disease Syphilis being
brought over from the
new world. Disease and Columbian Exchange Due to casualties in the Indian population, entire cultures were lost, while due to casualties among the Europeans, much of their culture changed. These losses of cultures contributed to the addition and decimation of various ideas during the Columbian exchange. The small pox not only caused a biological catastrophe for the indians, but the Africans as well, who succumbed to the disease while on the European ships. This constant transfer of disease caused a major population defecit during the Columbian Exchange. Eventually, the Columbian Exchange led to the medical advancement of the treatment of Syphilis. Mercury was used throughout the 1600's, but eventually Penicillin was used. Animals Live stock was brought over
to the new world by Europeans,
crucial animals such as horses,
and cattle. Animals such as grey squirrels
and turkeys were taken back to
Europe from the new world. At first the domesticated animals
from Europe were seen as nuisances
since they destroyed the Indians'
crop lands. Animals and the Columbian Exchange The exchanging of various animals
was beneficial for the Europeans
and the inhabitants for the new world. The usage of these animals during the Columbian Exchange led to the rise of new farming techniques later on. New Crops The introduction of new crops such as Potatoes, Chili Peppers, and Maize allowed for adequate nutrition. American plants that arrived in Europe were used a great deal by cooks, for instance, maize and potatoes were used often for soups.
New Crops and the Columbian Exchange The transfer of various new crops throughout the world during the the Columbian Exchange was massive, allowing the ability to sustain a greater population. Various tropical fruits such as bananas also came from Africa. Through the Columbian Exchange, various new crops were passed throughout the world, allowing for better nutrition in an inexpensive way. Demographic and Environmental Changes When the very first settlers arrived to the new world, they brought many changes, which had a large impact on the physical areas of the new world. The europeans needed labor, which led to imports of African slaves. The native american population decrease with the arrival of the Europeans. Comparative Population Trends The native american population resulted in a rapid decrease with the arrival of the Europeans to the new world. As the population began to increase, more and more people began to move to the cities, creating a more urbanized living. By: Zoha Syed
Bailey Damron
Mr. Kealy's 2nd period
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