The Columbian Exchange & the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Flip . Source: Mastering the TEKs in World History. Jarrett, Zimmer, Killoran. . They couldn’t just find directions on Google Maps….
Source: Mastering the TEKs in World History. Jarrett, Zimmer, Killoran.
In 1492, Spain financed the voyage of Christopher Columbus to find a western trade route to Asia; his accidental “discovery” of the Americas provided new sources of wealth and raw materials that would forever alter the economy of Europe.
Columbus and other Europeans arrive in the Americas
Europeans encounter new plants & animals in the Americas
Exchange of ideas, foods, art, & language b/w Europe & Americas
Population migration from Europe to the Americas
Growth of capitalism
Connections to Today
Encouraged African Warfare
Disrupted African Culture
Increased Cultural Diffusion