Document-Based Question: The Columbian Exchange
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Using the documents, analyze the costs and benefits of the Columbian Exchange on the New World. What additional kind of documents would you need to analyze this topic? Essay:
When Europe, Africa, and Asia came to the New World, known as the Columbian Exchange, they brought along many new species of plants and animals, along with a multitude of diseases that altered what was to become of the New World. Many thought that the Columbian Exchange in the New World was good, bringing trade to the New World, but many also thought that the Columbian Exchange was bad to the New World, with all the sicknesses that were sure to spread throughout. Europeans traded with the New World more than any other country at the time. They introduced cattle and invasive weeds to the New World, while the New World gave the Europeans tobacco, maize, and potatoes.
Christopher Columbus remarked at how alike and how different the New World was compared to his home lands. The trees, fruit, and herbs are very different than the ones he was used to. (Document 1).The English weren't the only ones that were exploring the New World. The French and Dutch were also in the New World and they were bringing animals and invasive weeds. (Document 3). Some of the animals brought over by Columbus were cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. (Document 10). The point of view from document 1 is written from Christopher Columbus when he journeyed to the New World. He talked about everything ha had seen while on his journey and recounted what happened while they were in the New World.
Document 2 describes what the natives of the New...
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