Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Columbian Exchange

The main character of this book is Christopher Columbus. Without his discoveries of the New World, the Columbian Exchange would not have occurred. The world would look very different than what it looks like now. The world population would be considerably smaller than what it is now. We would not have the animals and plants that came from the Old World if it was not for the Columbian exchange. Likewise, the Old World would not have the crops that increased their population if it was not for the voyages of Columbus. If it was not for Christopher Columbus, The Columbian Exchange would not have occurred. The Columbian Exchange really changed the way of life in both the New World and the Old World. The people of both worlds encountered plants and animals that they have never seen before. The plants and animals that crossed the Atlantic Ocean benefitted both worlds by providing new foods and new modes of transportation. The Columbian exchange also had negative impacts that affected mostly the …show more content…
This book describes the biological changes brought by the voyages of Columbus and the Columbian Exchange. This book really goes in-depth about the Columbian Exchange and demonstrates how 1492 started a change that lasted forever. It demonstrates the advantages and disadvantages of the Columbian Exchange in both worlds. It shows in detail how the importation of plants and animals affected the life of the people that lived in both worlds. It also talks about how the diseases that crossed the Atlantic Ocean affected the people it came in contact with. The Columbian Exchange is a great choice for AP World History because it explains the main changes brought by the Columbian Exchange. This book takes a look at the biological and cultural outcomes of the Columbian Exchange. It explains how the New World and Old World were affected by the movement of plants, livestock, and diseases across the Atlantic

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