Comparing The Impact Of The Columbian Exchange During The Early Modern Period

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Comparing the Impact of the Columbian Exchange – During the Early Modern Period (1450-1750) AP World History – Mr. Blankenship (A.K.A. The Fat Ninja) Europe Major Developments Americas Africa  Some powerful states were able to develop because of their relationship with Europeans – as they acquired guns and went into the interior to obtain more slaves – to then get more guns.  Historians disagree on the extent to which particular developments were affected by Europeans and the rise of the Atlantic slave trade – some argue that the growth of large kingdoms was the dominant them of the period and that slavery was one of its by-products – while others see the European demand as a major impulse in political…show more content…
 Also the creation of new languages: Creole (Haiti), Patois (Jamaica) and Papiemto (Aruba).  New social classes develop in the Americas – (Race / color / ethnicity) would play decisive elements in the determination of ones’ “status” – the hierarchy was as following: (Peninsulares, Creoles, Mestizos, Mulatoes, fullIndian, full African).  Culturally – diets changed – as foods from African / the Americas and European were mixed together – for example: African okra, European style sautéed vegetables and American shellfish – to make gumbo.  The ration of men to women taken across the Atlantic was 2 to 1 – it therefore had tremendous social implications as the sex ration in particular places in Africa were unbalanced – for example – in Angola – with 2/3 of the population being female – the practice of polygamy became common.  The arrival of Christianity to many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa – in Angola – for
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