The Columbian Exchange Analysis

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Question: Analyze how the discovery of the New World influenced Europe from the 1450s to the 1700s Source: Guinea Pigs in the center of two seventeenth-century Dutch scenes: in the midst of a barnyard in a drawing by Jan Fyt (British Museum) Source: Guinea Pigs in the center of two seventeenth-century Dutch scenes: in the midst of a barnyard in a drawing by Jan Fyt (British Museum) This document shows that the exploration to the New World led to new discoveries of food. We know this because there are Guinea Pigs from the New World intermixed with the barn animals from the old world. You can see that the Guinea Pigs don’t belong because the aren’t known for being farm animals. Source: Tobacco in Nicolas Monardes’ Joyfull Newes out…show more content…
Tobacco was one of the plants that was introduced. From the picture, you can see how the plant would look in real life if you were to stumble upon it. You can also see that there is a description on what to use the plant for and how to prepare it. Source: A very simplified view of the Columbian Exchange; for a more comprehensive discussion, go to the source: Alfred Crosby, The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492. Source: A very simplified view of the Columbian Exchange; for a more comprehensive discussion, go to the source: Alfred Crosby, The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492. From this map, we can conclude what the New World gained and what the Old World gained. This is important because it leads to the development of food and knowledge of plants and animals. Unfortunately it lead to diseases spreading and killing of many people. Source: Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian, Journal of Economic Perspectives—Volume 24, Number 2—Spring 2010—Pages…show more content…
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. The new plants were described in detail because if you didn’t use the plants for their proper purpose, then you would get very ill and sometimes die. When they would describe the plants, they would draw a detailed sketch, identify the purpose, and identify the correct way of preparing it. When it came to plants, the Europeans had to be very careful. The discovery of the New World helped advance the knowledge of healthier foods and

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