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cattle
Cattle were originally in Europe and they were brought to the new world by the Spanish.
cattle
Cattle ranching soon became a major industry in the Americas, beginning in the Caribbean
cattle
Cattle ranching took off in Argentina and the grasslands of the Americas.
cattle
Cattle were originally raised for their hides, but later, in the nineteenth century, they were raised for their meat.
potato
The potato was grown in the Andes and throughout the Americas.
potato
It is easy to plant and cultivate; it also allowed factory workers to later grow their own food.
potato
The potato had a great impact on the Irish population, as it was abundant in both mediocre and poor land.
potato
When the potato was introduced in Ireland, the population soared fivefold; when it failed one million died and one million left, many to America.
Disease
 As Europeans came to the Americas, they brought with them disease.
Disease
 Native Americans had no immunity to European diseases like smallpox, the measles and typhus.
Disease
European disease killed 24 million native Mexicans and 5 million native Peruvians.
Disease
As natives died, a shortage of labor occurred. This shortage of labor led to the enslavement and trade of Africans.