The Effect of World Exchange on American History
The Effect of World Exchange on American History

The Effect of World Exchange on American History

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The mention of the word exchange in this context makes many readers minds think of a trade situation between the nation of Columbia and its neighbors. The notion that the students have however accepted it is is not true. The Columbian Exchange unlike what rings in the minds of many students in refers to the time pond in which cultural and biological exchanges between the New and the Old Worlds took place. The transaction that involved plants, animals, diseases, technology, and plants transformed the European and Native American mode of living in many different ways. The era of the Columbian exchange stated after the Columbia was discovered in 1492 and lasted for years that followed after that. The exchange impacted both side of Atlantic that is Europe and Native America. The sweeping notable changes during the period of the Columbian Exchange have increased mortality rates, agriculture production growth, advance in technology and education among others.

The 1492 voyage lead to the European settlement in Native America, the settlement of Europeans in America impacted both the Europeans and the Native American lifestyle. The introduction of the advanced European way of into American world displays the first positive impact that the Columbian Exchange had. Together with the advance in technology, it is noted that at the time when European started settling in America, Americans did not have a formal language. To enhance the communication between the Europeans and the Americans, the settlers introduced the learning of alphabetical writing. As though the introduction of alphabetic writing was not enough, other notable changes that were associated with the Colombian exchange were, new farm

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ing capabilities, new weapons and firearms capacity and improved art of architecture.

America due to its strategic geographical position attracted settlement from others countries such as Spain and France inclusive of England. Though the settlement was from different countries, it displayed both similarities and differences. Starting with similarities, all the three colonies had conflicts with the Indians (Brinkley, 2015). The conflicts that existed was because all the colonies wanted to convert Indians to Christianity. Both French colonies and the Spanish colonies were ruled by direct rule from their mother countries. The idea of land accusation was the primary objective of all the three settlements. The differences that the colonies displayed is attributed to the notion that the colonies possessed. European settlement in native America was aimed at spreading Christianity whereas the Spanish and French aimed at establishing colonies for their countries. After making their settlement in America, English formed their governments unlike the French and Spanish colonies who were ruled by the government of their country of origin.

The conflict that existed between the British settlers and the Indians is attributed to the different culture beliefs that existed between the two nations. For instance, land ownership was a big issue because, in the Indian’s community, no one owned land, but the Britons valued land ownership. Religion was another culture conflict that existed between the Europeans and the Indians (Brinkley, 2015). Though the Columbian exchange is associated with colonization of the North America region by the Britain’s, the benefits related to the exchange are more fel

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by the American than they are by the British. The aspect of civilization came with the Colombian exchange.

Reference

  • Brinkley, A. (2015). The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, Volume I (Vol. 11, p. 7031). McGraw-Hill.
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