The Columbian Exchange (How (The Columbian Exchange gets its name after…
The Columbian Exchange
Christopher set sail in 1492. The exchange lasted until 1850
North & South America
Europe, Asia & Africa
There was a desire for more trade between the New & Old worlds. New livestock, food (change in diet) & diseases.
41-year-old Italian explorer for Spain. He wanted to find a faster route to Asia
This is an introduction of goods between the New & Old world's.
Some examples of goods transferred between the countries.
Old to New - small pox, flu, malaria, cows, pigs, sheep, rice, wheat, grapes & oats
New to Old - syphilis, turkey, llamas, alpacas, sweet potatoes, peppers & corn
The Columbian Exchange gets its name after Christopher Columbus.
A lot of the goods in other countries did not exist before Columbus
Columbus discovered the "New World" & then was followed by other explorers.
This was a good thing because there was a massive exchange of goods that developed the worlds into what they are today.
This was a bad thing because the population on land was decreased by the diseases brought in by the Europeans.