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Exchanges were positive in some ways, but the exchange involved a lot more than just plants and technology. Animals were exchanged, and in some cases were harmful to the environment, as well as the diseases that were exchanged, which decimated (or worse) native populations.

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.

the columbian Exchange had begun this was movement of people,animals,plants,diseases and way between eastern hempshere and western hempishpere
Part of the exchange was European diseases which killed many Native Americans. Corn and potatoes, two nutrient rich foods which grow in many climates and soils saved many Europeans from starving.
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How did the columbian exchange get the lives of people involved explain?

well Columbus and other Europeans brought diseases killing the people.

How were indigenous people affected by the Columbian exchange?

Adversely. They lost their land and their lives.

What product from the Columbian Exchange changed the lives of Native Americans of the Great plain?


What did the people of the great plains subsequent gain through the columbian exchange that changed their lives dramatically?


What did the people of the great plains subsequently gain through the Columbian exchange that changed their lives dramatically?


What statement describes an impact that the Columbian Exchange had on the lives of Europeans?

The transfer of new products and ideas encouraged economic growth

What was the biggest effect of the Columbian exchange on Europe?

New types of food helped many Europeans live better lives

What were the results of the Columbian exchange?

* people * diseases * foods * animals In new places.

What impact did the columbian exchange have on peoples lives throughout the world?

The exchange that Columbian did was horrible. It just about affected everyone with destructive diseases and depopulated many cultures.On the other hand: Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no oranges in Florida, no bananas in Ecuador, no paprikain Hungary, no potatoes in Ireland, no coffee in Colombia, no pineapples in Hawaii, no rubber treesin Africa, no chili peppers in Thailand, no tomatoes in Italy, and no chocolate in Switzerland.

Which of these was a Columbian exchange?

The Columbian Exchange was the widespread trading of materials between the Americas and Afro-European hemispheres following the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492. One of the main results of this exchange was the migration of people to the Americas from Europe and Africa.

What happened as a result of the Columbian Exchange?

Which of these was a result of the Colombian Exchange

What was the biggest effect the Columbian exchange had on Europe?

New types of food helped many Europeans live better types of foods helped many Europeans live better lives.