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The Columbian Exchange was a biological and cultural exchange of plants (especially potato, maize and various fruits), animals (e.g. horses), humans (via slavery) and their culture, and communicable diseases between Europe (the "Old World") and the Americas after Christopher Columbus's first voyage to the Caribbean in 1492.

The term was coined by historian Alfred Crosby in 1972, although the "event" took place hundreds of years earlier. The Columbian Exchange is considered to have been of great benefit to the Europeans who sought to spread out and conquer other lands, but it ultimately brought disaster to the Native Americans.
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The Columbian Exchange, sometimes known as the Grand Exchange, is a term used to denote the massive exchange of agricultural goods, slave labor, communicable diseases, and ideas between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres which occurred after the year 1492CE.
The columbian exchange is the exchange of goods between Europe and its colonies in North and South America.
The Columbian exchange was the exchange of diseases, crops, and goods between Europe and the Americas starting with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492.
The Columbian Exchange relates to the exchange of animals, technology, culture, ideas and crops.
The movement of people, plants, animals, and germs across the Atlantic Ocean is the Colombian Exchange.
As a result of Columbus's voyages to the New World, a biological pipeline between America and Europe opened up that had been apart since before humans appeared on earth. The lands had drifted apart that had once been connected. Some species of plants and animals flourished in both areas, and some did not. There were many new animals and plants in the Americas that Europeans had never seen. And, Europeans brought plants and animals to the New World that America had never seen. This includes viruses and other biological organisms. The new animals brought to America upset the ecology of the area. The people living in the Americas did not have resistance to many of the "germs" brought by the Europeans. Biologically, the Indians had not been exposed to measles, smallpox, whooping cough, chicken pox, and influenza. The effect of these diseases on the Americans was catastrophic. Bacteria and viruses killed more Native Americans than did Spanish swords. The Indians also gave to the Europeans, venereal disease. Medical historians disagree on the origins of syphilis, but it was first identified by physicians in 1493, in Cadiz, Spain, the port which Columbus returned to after his first voyage.
The Colombian Exchange was also a cultural exchange. New agricultural developments were traded, economic activity and opportunities opened up between the New and Old Worlds, and new ideas were exchanged.
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What did the Columbian Exchange do?

during the Columbian Exchange, four countries (Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas) traded goods such as: Disease, tobacco, enslaved Africans, ideas, technology, weapons, go

When was the Columbian Exchange?

The Columbian Exchange was the widespread transfer ofplants, animals, culture, human populations, technology, and ideasbetween the Americas and the Old World in the 15th

Why is the Columbian Exchange called the columbian exchange?

It is named after Christopher Columbus. His arrival in the Americas began the exchange of plants, animals, and diseases between the Western and Eastern Hemispheres that had pr

What did the Columbian Exchange?

The Columbian Exchange, sometimes known as the Grand Exchange, is a term used to denote the massive exchange of agricultural goods, slave labor, communicable diseases, and ide

Something exchanged in the Columbian Exchange?

From East to West:     Plants: maize tomatoes   potatoes squash   peanuts papayas   avocados chili peppers  

What did you get from the columbian exchange?

As a result of Columbus's voyages to the New World, a biological pipeline between America and Europe opened up that had been apart since before humans appeared on earth. The l

What was the Columbian Exchange what items were exchanged and from where?

The Columbian Exchange was a biological and cultural exchange of plants (especially potato, maize and various fruits), animals (e.g. horses), humans (via slavery) and their cu

What was the Columbian exchange new technology?

The actual Columbian Exchange was not like the Industrial Revolution in the sense that technology was created and then distributed. I think to answer the question specifically
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Why do they call columbian exchange the columbian exchange?

The Columbian Exchange is named such because it all started when Columbus mistakenly landed in the Caribbean in 1492 (also the year the Columbian exchange is noted for startin