Columbian Exchange

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TheGlobal Map Showing Various Commodities Exchanged in the ColumbainExchange

Theplace of origin for the commodities was from Europe, Africa andMiddle East regions.

Thegeneral routes of the exchange followed the Trans Pacific traderoutes.

Theblue lines indicate the exchange of coffee happeing from Middle Eastand Afria around 1720s. coffee ended up being the main export cropfror Brazil years after the Columbian exchange.

Thegreen lines show the disease exchange, in this particulat casesmallpox occuring 100-150 years after 1492. Smallpox killed millionsof natives in the New World as they locals lacked any form ofimmunity.

Theorange lines show exchange of horses from Europe tp various parts ofthe New World. Horses helped the natives shift from agriculture tonomadic lifestyles.

Greenlines show the devastating introduction of smallpox by Europeans tothe New World.

Orangelines show introduction of horses to the New World.

Bluelines show cofee exchange from various continents to the New World.

Identifythe disease you selected. Describe how it was exchanged and identifyat least one specific long-term impact of the exchange.

Notall exchanges in the Columbian were of positive impacts. Among thenegative was smallpox. Smallpox remains the deadliest disease to getto the New World with symptoms being high fever and vomiting. Afterthree days, marks form on the skin. Most of the Europeans hadsmallpox or at least had partial immunity. The Indians had noimmunity and were extremely vulnerable. The loss of life to smallpoxleft the Indians with no tribal leaders or warriors, making the landseasy to conquer by the Europeans waging war.

Identifya food that was brought to a new country or continent through the. How did that food become a part of the cuisine ofthe new country or continent?&nbspCoffeewas introduced to America in the 1720s from Africa and Middle Eastnations (Reich,2011).The new crop did well particularly to the Latin American nations dueto the conducive weather conditions. Over the years even after end ofthe , coffee remained to be the leading export cropfor Brazil.

&nbspIdentifyan animal of the . What was the animal’s origin,and how did it affect the culture and traditions of the place it wasbrought to?&nbsp

Thehorse was among the many long domesticated animals by the Europeans(Reich,2011).The horse was from Europe, and it ended up changing the lives of thetribal groups in America. The tribes shifted from an agriculturalfront and shifted towards a nomadic lifestyle. The horse helped themwith hunting more prey, the horses aided greatly in tribal wars, andsoon enough, the horses were among the most used animals to measurewealth.

Howdid the global trade from the influence culturaldevelopments in different parts of the world? Use a specific examplein your answer.&nbsp

TheTrans-Pacific trade is a splendid example to use in this section. Theadvent of America and recognition that the seas and oceans were nottransport barriers, global trade ensured. The cultural effects provethe Africa was a central source of slaves, who would be taken to workin factories in Europe and plantations in America. Over time, theAfrican continent became culturally a source for free and cheaplabor.

Consideringthe last 400 years of history, was the mostlypositive or negative for Europe and for the Americas, and why? Useevidenceto support your answer.

The was positive for all the participants. Despite thedeaths from illnesses and wars, the environmental destruction, andseparation of families, the positive results of the Columbianexchange outweigh the specified detrimental results. Due to thehistorical transformation, education was established, trade boomedlike never before connecting all continents. Nations were birthed andlife diversified. The face of the globe changed as the ColumbianExchange utilized every continent with the resource that existed inplenty amounts.


Reich,Jerome R. &quotColonial America.&quot (2011).

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