Imported diseases took the worst tolls in less populated areas like the Aztec and Inca empires. These diseases were so easily transmissible that they hit areas before the first European explorers even arrived in the areas. When the epidemic diseases finally arrived in the Pacific islands, it had the same terrifying affects as the Americas. When it came to food and crops, the Columbian exchange increased the human population because of the spread of food crops and animals that it sponsored. A nourished world was an important factor in the growth of the world’s population, which began in the 18th century.
Directions: Write a Free Response Essay answering the following questions: Analyze the effects of the Columbian exchange (the interchange of plants, animals, and diseases between the Old World and the New World) on the population and economy of Europe in the period 1550 to 1700 The arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas marked the meeting of the previous separate worlds, thus began the columbian exchange. When Christopher Columbus and his crew arrived in the Americas , The Bahamas, on October 1492 the two separate worlds were reunited. After Columbus arrived in Americas the animal, plant, and bacterial life in these two worlds began to mix together. By reuniting the two unknown worlds it had made dramatic and lasting effects on the world. The result of the new bacteria, animal, and plant life mixing caused devastating effects on the Americas and Europeans together.
The Columbian Exchange is often praised for the positive things that it brought about such as the exchange of new animals, plants, and food between the old world and new. However, not all aspects of the Columbian exchange were positive. According to Alfred Crosby, “the migration of man and his maladies is the chief cause of epidemics” (Crosby 37). In the article “The Columbian Exchange” by Alfred Crosby, many the outcomes from the voyage were detrimental to many cultures, most of all the Native Americans. Columbus’s arrival to the “New World” was the first act in a century’s long drama of colonization and conquest.
The Columbian Exchange Between 1492 and 1750, there were many drastic demographic and environmental effects of the Columbian Exchange on the Americas and Europe. The bringing of new diseases impacted both of these regions influencing their populations, affecting the Americas more when smallpox was brought by the European explorers. Also demographically was the establishment of silver mines and sugar plantations causing new labor systems directed by the Europeans. Agricultural goods also had a lasting impact with the Americas being introduced to sugar and domesticated animals as well as Europe being introduced to new crops with the Columbian Exchange. With the trading of the Columbian Exchange, diseases were increasing and affecting both the Americas and Europe.
There was a “Columbian Exchange,” and there was a Columbian exchange. In 1972 Alfred Crosby characterized the meeting of Europe and the Americas during the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries as an exchange that affected both regions. His “Columbian Exchange” was a transfer (interchange) of organisms. From Europe migrated not only conquerors with superior military technology but also such animals as horses, cattle, goats, and sheep; grain plants and sugar cane; and fateful diseases like smallpox, dysentery, and diphtheria. For its part the New World provided a host of sustaining crops that could be cultivated in Europe, such as potatoes, maize (corn), tomatoes, squashes, and varieties of beans; foods that appealed to European tastes, such as cacao (chocolate), avocados, and chilies; and other products that served a growing demand, such as tobacco, indigo, and cotton.
The discovery of the Americas by Columbus opened many new opportunities for trade between Europe and America. Negative things also came from the period of colonization. Such as bringing disease to the Americas, increased u se of slave labor, and the demise of the Mayan, Incan, and Aztec empires. I believe Christian did not cover the arts in enough detail. Art and architecture had major impacts on humanity.
The Columbian Exchange was an era of ethnic and genetic exchanges between the New and Old Worlds that would forever change the ways of life for both. The trading of plants, and animals, along with the diseases, and new means of warfare brought to the New World by the Europeans, changed not only the lay of the land, in which the Native American’s were habituated, but also transformed the manner of life in which each people were accustomed, both for the good, and for the bad. The Columbian Exchange had severe impact on both the societal and cultural structures of both the newcomers, and the Natives. The Natives were introduced to many new advancements in technology, such as weaponry and the written alphabet, but sadly enough, they were also introduced to deadly diseases to which they had never been subjected. Since the diseases such as small pox, that were brought to the New World by the Europeans, were in large part transmitted through the air or by touch, the diseases ran rampant.
The Columbian Exchange was the widespread exchange of animals, plants, culture, human populations, communicable diseases, technology and ideas between the American and Afro-Eurasian hemispheres following the voyage to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492, colonization and trade by Europeans in the Americas, and institution of the slave trade in Africa and the Americas. :163 The term was coined in 1972 by Alfred W. Crosby, a historian at the Eastern Maine Community College, in his eponymous work of environmental history. :27 The contact between the two areas circulated a wide variety of new crops and livestock, which supported increases in population in both hemispheres. Explorers returned to Europe with maize, potatoes, and tomatoes, which became very important crops in Europe by the 18th century. Similarly, Europeans introduced manioc and peanut to tropical Asia and West Africa, where they flourished and supported growth in populations on soils that otherwise would not produce large yields.
The technology of the era allowed for greater self-sufficiency of the United States as the railroad and telegraph changed the way the people traveled and communicated and advances in food preservation changed the way they ate. New inventions came during this era in a staccato rapid fire barrage that has not ceased to this day. The enlarged size of the Country had given new avenues of growth to the nation and allowed the citizens to see a bright future filled with possibilities for self-improvement and enrichment. Remini lays out the early career of Jackson from law student, to Tennessee legislator and military leader and victorious commander of the battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Jackson emerged as a pivotal figure in the era after the war ended by being thrust into the position of a war hero to the common man, but Jackson also lived as a controversial figure in all aspects of his life.
The Green Revolution DBQ The Green Revolution brought upon many influences as well as disappointments to society from 1945 all the way to present day. Society, technology, agriculture, and the environment were just a few things affected. Some say it benefitted them tremendously, while others disagree saying that it destroyed their communities permanently. It had many causes and consequences such as an increasing rise in food supply (Docs 1, 2, 4), defined social statuses (Docs 3, 6, 7, 9), and an expansion in new technology (Docs 5, 8, 10). Before I begin it must be stated that I could use two additional documents to better answer the question.