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The Columbian Exchange & Triangle Trade . Age of Exploration. The Columbian Exchange. What was the Columbian Exchange???. Columbian Exchange = the exchange of goods from Americas to Europe & from Europe to America – new plants, animals, crops, foods, disease, technology, and ideas

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what was the columbian exchange
What was the Columbian Exchange???
  • Columbian Exchange = the exchange of goods from Americas to Europe & from Europe to America
  • – new plants, animals, crops, foods, disease, technology, and ideas
    • This kind of exchange is called cultural diffusion
  • Influx of food results in population growth, especially in Europe
  • Influx of disease results in decline in population in the Americas
what was exchanged
What was exchanged???
  • from Americas: corn, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, squash, beans, pineapples, tobacco, chocolate, quinine
  • from Europe: wheat, melons, grapes, bananas, coconut, coffee, sugar cane, honeybees, olives, onions, horses, cattle, firearms, smallpox, whooping cough, malaria, measles
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The Triangle Trade

Middle Passage

**lower mortality rate**

what was the triangle trade
What was the Triangle Trade???
  • Triangular Trade: network of trade between the Americas, Europe and coastal Africa
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