Jarrod Tasnady 9/20/14 Economics played a huge role in the establishment of European colonies in North America. From the beginning in settlements such as Jamestown and Plymouth went nearly extinct. They were saved by advancements in the economy. Due to agricultural discoveries farmers were able to produce a high demand in tobacco. This is what led to the establishment of not only Jamestown and Plymouth but as well as many other future settlements.
During the green revolution, the introduction of the new scientifically bread crops and uses of the new technologies were prominent worldwide. The causes of the revolution date back to the 1940s at the time of Truman's inaugural into presidency in the United States. The new crops were to help poorer countries and impacted in the Punjab state of India the role of women, traditional values, and worldwide food supply. Before the green revolution Punjab if was considered a traditional state in India with irrigation as the primary way of ensuring crop success. After the green revolution, however, they implemented the new technology and scientifically engineered seed in full stride as seen in document five.
They were able to gain things like corn and potatoes, but they also brought crops and trade products along with them to the Americas. They introduced horses as well as wheat and cotton. The expansion of trade to the Americas not only benefited Europe, but also benefited the New World by introducing trade crops that are still huge in America today. Without the discovery of these products, Europe’s economy would not have skyrocketed and they would not be as prominent a continent as they are today. The slave trade began around the mid-1600s with the European colonies that were built in the Americas.
The potato was able to grow in cold and wet climate, cultivated in the terraces, landscapes of the Andes Mountains. There’s 235 species of potatoes, in 1532-1537 the Spanish conquered the Incas, were introduced to the potatoes. In 1577 the potato was brought by Cristopher Columbus to North Europe and used as their main food source, it contributed to the population’s growth, and many others from dying of famine. C. Environmental or Physical Geographic Factors One geographical factor that helped with the development of the United States was The Mississippi River Where the Louisiana Purchase boomed into trade and expansion. The access to the river benefited communities by increasing income from transportation, fishing, and mills.
Maize in the Columbian Exchange During the period of 1450- 1750, there was an exchange of diseases, ideas, and food called the Columbian Exchange. Maize, a rich staple crop was introduced to the Old World countries in Africa, Europe and Asia during the Columbian Exchange. Maize was originally from the Western Hemisphere and it is thought to have first grown about 7000 years ago in Mexico. Corn contributed to both the old and new world economies by taking part in the slave trade. Corn also became an important part of the diets of the people of the regions it spread to.
First, the food lead to many improvements in health and taste. The food improved the way of life and more people ate the food because of its taste. Some countries in the Old World, like the Irish with their potatoes, went crazy with the new foods and added the foods to their staple crops. You could tell how much new food they were getting because some of the food would look like it didn’t belong in Europe. Since they were getting so much new food, they started cultivating in the New World with plant that’s were hard to grow in the Old World.
Both the Americas and Africa were affected environmentally and demographically by the Columbian exchange in ways that benefitted and hurt them between 1492 and 1750. Environmentally, the Americas and Africa had an increase in crops and the production of them. New crops like wheat were brought to the Americas by Europe, allowing more growth, while other staple crops like maize were introduced to Africa by the Americas, creating more growth in the environment from the fields in which they produced all of the new crops as well. Demographically, both the Americas and Africa had some decreases in parts of their population. With the introduction of diseases brought over from Europe, many Native Americans were killed by illnesses they had never
It proved to be very beneficial to Europe and was practiced for quite some time. Along with the development of mercantilism, migrations increased because of the population boom due to the corn and potatoes. A new social class was developed called the Bourgeoisie. But to work the land and farm it the Europeans needed slaves of which were abducted and bought from Africa after most of the Native Americans that had already been occupying the land were dying off from the foreign
Without these helpers, many of the crops brought by the English would have died out. The natives even thought of the bees as forbearers of doom, for wherever the honeybee was, the colonists prospered. The honeybee made it possible to plant European crops in the Americas, but also led to destruction of land and the removal of natives. Because the bees helped the crops, the land became unusable much faster, making the British travel further out in order to sustain their businesses. The migration out into the forests resulted in the destruction of that land and the removal of natives that lived there.