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The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange refers to the transfer of plants, animals, diseases, culture, and human populations across the Atlantic from the so-called Old World to the New World and vice-versa. The term...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 12:47 am UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

Virtually all of the Columbian Exchange's negative effects were felt by the Indigenous population of the New World. Although the Exchange was mutually beneficial in certain respects, it's fair to...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2020 10:48 am UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange, named for the explorer Christopher Columbus, describes the transmission of plants, animals, goods, and slaves between Europe, the Americas, and Africa. While it had numerous...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2018 6:31 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The term "the Columbian exchange" was first used by author Alfred W. Crosby in his 1972 book called The Columbian Exchange. It refers to the transfer between the Old World and the New World of...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 4:45 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange refers to the material aspects of the contact between Indigenous peoples of the Americas and the Europeans who began to arrive in the late 15th century. Although many...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019 5:26 am UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

Hey there! There were many clashes between the Native Americans and early European settlers; though much of it ended up in "mezcla" - a mix. For example, Europeans brought their Christian/Catholic...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2015 7:01 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The “Columbian exchange” is a term popularized by Alfred Crosby in his 1973 book of the same name. Crosby formalized a concept that had been observed for several centuries, the two-way travel of...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019 2:35 am UTC

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The Columbian Exchange literally led to the largest loss of life of a group of peoples in human history. Between the years 1492 to 1691, the population of indigenous peoples of the so-called...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2019 7:36 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The Age of Exploration had a profound impact on shaping the Early Modern Era, as European countries gained access to the Americas. The Columbian Exchange emerged out of this expansion. It refers to...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020 4:32 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The Colombian exchange had both good and bad effects on both sides of the Atlantic and other areas, primarily in the dispersion of useful plants and animals but also the spread of harmful elements...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2011 8:50 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

I am not sure if you are asking about “gold and silver” or “God and silver.” I will assume that you are asking about God and silver. If you are actually asking about gold, no harm done, because...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016 7:00 pm UTC

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After Christopher Columbus' 1942 voyage to the New World, the possibilities of Europe's trade industry grew exponentially. By reaching a new, foreign land, Columbus and the voyagers with him were...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2016 6:27 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

In general, one would have to say that the Europeans got the better deal from the Columbian Exchange in that it facilitated the eventual establishment of colonies in the New World. That's not to...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2019 9:30 am UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

On another note, the Columbian Exchange also contributed to the idea of global trade for foodstuffs. It is now common for us to ship different kinds of foods, mainly fruits and vegetables, around...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2011 10:26 am UTC

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The Native Americans learned the European language. Europeans emphasized teaching their language to the Native Americans in order to address the communication barrier and improve interaction. The...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2017 6:49 am UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

While the Columbian Exchange did have some benefits, like the exchange of new technology, ideas, plants, and animals across the Atlantic Ocean for the first time, there was also a significant...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2018 6:50 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange describes a period of time during the Age of Exploration (1500-1700, approximately) where the Old World and New World exchanged plants, animals, and pathogens through...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2016 4:25 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The effects of the Columbian Exchange are nearly countless. Continents that were separated for most of human history were suddenly brought together. Indeed, there were many negative effects of this...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2018 4:20 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange was the exchange of many kinds of plants, animals, foods, and microbes that happened when the Europeans reached the New World. It is called “Columbian” because Columbus was...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2013 6:08 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange led to wholesale environmental damage in the Americas. Entire species of animal, such as the beaver, were hunted to near extinction to satisfy the growing demands of European...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2018 8:32 am UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange had profound ramifications for both the Old and New Worlds. The most immediate effect of the collision between Europeans and Americans was the introduction of infectious...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2012 1:47 am UTC

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The voluminous writings of Richard Hakluyt on colonization include Divers Voyages Touching the Discoverie of America, and the Ilands Adjacent (1582) and A Discourse on Western Planting (1584), in...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2019 6:32 am UTC

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One social factor was an exploding European population. The people who survived plague outbreaks passed on their immunity to their children. Another factor that led to an exploding European...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2020 11:43 pm UTC

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The natural environment of the Americas changed considerably, for both good and ill, as a consequence of the Columbian Exchange. On the plus side, it led to the introduction of herbs and flowers,...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2019 9:19 am UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The Colombian Exchange has a profound effect on people's lives today. It is doubtful that the conquistadors would have captured Mexico so quickly without the rapid spread of smallpox in native...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2020 1:29 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

For the natives of the Americas, there were very important things both good and bad that came to them in the Columbian Exchange. On the good side, there were horses. Horses changed the lives of...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2012 5:01 pm UTC

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The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange was the interchange of ideas, raw materials, and cultures between the Old and New Worlds following the arrival of large numbers of Europeans in the New World in the...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019 1:33 pm UTC

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