Columbian Exchange And Triangular Trade

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During the late part of the 15th century Christopher Columbus took a voyage from Europe to find a new passage way to Asia. Instead he discovered the Americas, and thus allowing the world to start a new chapter in history. The Colombian Exchange was the exchange of goods between the Americas and Europe. Some of the goods Europeans brought from Europe were gold, sheep, and horses. The animals brought to the New World provided transportation, labor and food. Some of the crops that were brought over from Europe were rice, wheat, cotton, barley, and sugarcane. Some of the intangibles that the Europeans brought were diseases such as syphilis and small pox, religion, and of course their language. In return Europeans brought back from the Americas items such as tomatoes, potatoes, corn, tobacco, beans, coco, and precious metals. The Triangular trade was the trade cycle between Europe, Africa, and the New World. Europeans would trade guns, money, and liquor with the Africans and in return the Africans would trade the Europeans slaves. Next the Europeans would bring the slaves on what was called the “middle passage” which was the journey from the west coast of Africa to the New World, and then they would bring precious metals, sugar, rum coffee tobacco, and cotton back to Europe. When the Europeans traders returned back to Europe they sold their goods at a huge profit, and a portion of their profits would go to buy goods for their next trading trip to Africa. Sometimes the Triangular trade would go through China as well. Europeans would trade slaves and other things for silk, spices, and porcelain, then they would bring these items back to the new world and bring the leftovers to

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