What is the Columbian exchange? Many people may have never heard this term before. The Columbian exchange began after Columbus begins to make “settlements” in the “new world” in the year 1492. Now, you may think how does finding a new civilization cause and exchange. Well, the Columbian exchange was not all about products and culture. In reality, it was mostly dealing with the biological effects of the “immigrants” on the natives. When the settlers first arrived in the “new world,” there were millions of natives living there. As a few decades went by, we see that the population dwindled to just over a few thousands. Of course there was warfare, but the biggest warfare was the disease that came because of the Columbian Exchange. The Spaniards bought with them not only domesticated animals such as: Pigs, Horses, chicken, and food such as: Bananas and onion, they also bought along with them Small pox and Malaria. Because the natives had no immunity to these diseases, many of them perished. From the new world, they took back maize, beans, Cocao, peanuts and Tobacco. They also learned new farming techniques.
What is the triangular trade? When you hear this, many may believe that it was a trade done in a certain shape or certain way. Many may also believe that the Columbian exchange and Triangular Trade are one in the same. That is not entirely true. The triangular trade was the time period between 1451 and 1870. They focused primarily on products. This means that they focused on manufactured goods, cotton, tobacco and slaves. “British America (colonies) sent raw materials, such as fish and furs, to England in return for manufactured goods. The colonies participated in the triangular trade with Africa and the Caribbean, building ships and exporting manufactured goods, especially rum, while “importing” slaves from Africa.” (America) with the triangular trade many of the colonies suffered because there was a shortage