A Description of Columbian Exchange

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Columbian exchange is the migration of people that were moving to the “New World” also known as America. They brought along plants, animals along with diseases. These people were exposed to things they had never seen before. The whole atmosphere of was very new and unique to these people. The Columbian exchange had many effects such as the exchanging of plants, and animals; also disease, and different skills. All of these effected the population and economy in Europe in the period 1550-1700. The first effect on population, and economy were the exchange between animals, and plants. The economy was affected by the people were taking animals from England, so there were less animals meaning lower animal power, and meat, for the people to eat. Even though there was no significant effect on economy, there was a change. Plants were also brought to grow crops, so they could have food. The new world economy flourished because, they were based off of trading with the Indians animals, and plants. The population suffered tremendously because the people coming form the new world were not used to diseases that the Indians carried. The animals were soon affected by these diseases so they killed tons of people. Animals were exchanged between the people coming to the “New World” and Indians. The Indians suffered from diseases as well The Indians and American also helped each other by sharing skills. The Indians taught the Americans to caught game, and build homes, make food, and grow crops. With the help of the Indians, the Americans were able to build a successful society. This helped the Americans set up, a somewhat of a government. Trading with the Indians was the beginning of the economy. In conclusion, I think that the Columbian exchange had many effects such as the exchanging of plants, and animals; also disease, and different skills. All of these effected the population and economy in Europe in the period 1550-1700. It also had a very positive affect on the Americans...
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