The Columbian Exchange - Causes and Effects 2012

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The Columbian Exchange - Causes and Effects 2012

  1. 1. The Columbian Exchange Causes and Effects
  2. 2. What is Cause and Effect?
  3. 3. Causes <ul><li>European exploration of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Quest for God, gold, and glory </li></ul><ul><li>Empire building </li></ul><ul><li>The discovery of the Americas </li></ul><ul><li>Colonization of the Americas by Spain and Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of European culture, goods, people, diseases, and ideas to the Americas </li></ul>
  4. 4. Effects: <ul><li>Aztecs and Incas conquered by diseases, weapons, guns, and horses. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of Native Americans died due to diseases </li></ul><ul><li>African slaves are brought to the Americas </li></ul><ul><li>Economy changed – cash crops – growth of sugar cane plantations </li></ul><ul><li>Food choices expanded world wide </li></ul><ul><li>European culture changed language and religion of Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Blending of Native American , European and African ethnic groups and culture </li></ul>

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