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Columbian Exchange

Created 3 years, 9 months ago by Don L.

Explain the various components of the triangular trade system and/or the resulting Columbian exchange. Include short-term and long-term consequences.


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  • Matthew C.
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    Triangular Trade System • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    The Triangular trade system was a transatlantic network in which goods were carried between Africa, Europe, West Indies, and North America.

    The columbian exchange was a transfer of plants, animals, and also diseases from euerope to the americas.

    Short-term afect was that the diseases killed alot of native people because the did not live with domesticated animals. So they were never exspoed to the diseases domesticated animals carry.

  • Brendan S.
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    triangle trade • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    The triangle trading system connected Africa, The Americas, and Europe. Africa mainly shipped out slaves to replace the depleted indian workforce in the America's; and on the return trip to Africa, the ships mainly carried rum. American ships carried corn, potatoes, turkeys, tobbacco, and other crops that were native to America to Europe. European ships carried domestic animals and diseases to america, cementing Europes future role in America's development.

  • Kristin L.
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    triangle trade • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    over all people became healthier because of the variety of food introduced to them because of the columbian exchange. also as a result of people being healthier, they were able to increase the population. so population increased because of the columbian exchange as well

  • Elliot R.
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    4th Response =) • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    The Columbian Exchange resulted in trade between Europe, Africa, and the Americans (North and the West Indies). Trade for new and nutritional goods made These countries happy, except for Africa. Africa was selling slaves which, as we know, was really horrible, but worse was to come. Soon as disease spread throughout, the snowball effect happened and it just kept piling on. A success and a failure through different viewpoints.

  • Andrew H.
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    Columbian Exchange • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    The triangular trade was a trading network between Africa, Europe, the West Indies, and America. Manufactured goods from Europe were sent to Africa. They traded these goods for slaves, that were then sold in the West Indies. From there traders brought sugar, coffee, and tobacco back to Europe. Also, rum was transported from America to Africa and traded for slaves, which were sold in the West Indies for sugar and molasses. Those products were then sold to back to the rum producers. The triangle trade resulted in the Columbian Exchange, which was the transfer of plants, animals, and diseases between Europe and the Americas, during the point at which they were being colonized. A short-term effect of this exchange was that diseases from Europe killed many native Americans and put a huge dent in their population. But in the long run these diseases being transferred over to the Americas was and an advantage because the natives eventually built up the immunities the Europeans had and passed them down to generations to come. Also crops like corn and potatoes grew very well in Europe and allowed some countries to have a dependable crop to survive on. These two things led to people living longer and healthier lives

  • Tori S.
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    Triangular Trade / Columbian Exchange • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    Triangulare trade: the network were slaves and goods were traded between Africa, Europe, Indies and, North America.
    Columbian Exchange: Plants, Animals Diseases During colonization of Americas.

    As, Andrew said, short term.Diseases ex, Small Pox & Measles killed off many Native Americans

    Long Term: The cutural Diffusion allowed the europeans and americans to become healthier with the new nutrients these plants provided, allowing a large increase in life expectancy.

    Most Important Food from Americas: Corn & Potatoes.

  • Sydney D.
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    Triangular/ Columbian Exchange • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    The columbian exchange was a global transfer of plants, animals, and diseases. This took place during the European colonization of the America's.
    There was a wide array of items brought back to Europe from the Americas. (Potatoes, Corn, Cocoa beans, etc.) The many diseases brought to the America's killed many of the Native's.
    As Tori said the Cultural diffusion allowed the Europeans and Americas to become more healthy, which resulted in a huge increase in life expectancy.
    This growth in overseas trade led to the Commercial Revolution, which led to new wealth and capitalism to evolve.

  • mallory d.
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    Columbian Exchange • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    The Columbian Exchange was when goods were carried between africa, europe, the west indies, and the colonies in north america and slaves were bought. The triangle trade resulted in the Columbian Exchange. This resulted the transfer of plants, animals, and diseases, between Europe and the Americas. The short term consequences were that diseases from Europe killed many native Americans and decreased their population by a lot. with this it helped build peoples immune systems and it lead to healthier and longer lives.

  • Danielle L.
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    Triangular Trade • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    The triangular trade was a trading network in which slaves and goods were carried between africa, europe, the west indies and north america. Europeans transported goods to africa, where traders would exchange the goods for slaves who were then transported into the west indies, which lead to merchants bringing sugar, coffee, and tobacco back to europe. the short term affect was the fact that diseases were carried over and many people were killed from them, but the long term affects were that the americas became healthier from the differnet nutrietns of differnt plans and developed a longer life expectancy, like Tori had said.

  • Anthony B.
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    Triangular Trade • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    Triangular Trade is the transatlantic trade route between Europe, Africa, The West Indies, and North America where things sucha as guns, slaves,sugar, adn molasses were trade.

    The Colummbian Exchange was the transfer of animals, palnts, and diseases from Europe To the Americas.

    Long term: Erupeans grew healthier and had longer life expectancis due to the wider variety of food avaliable to them and natives got immunities to the various European diseases that were wiping them out

    Short Term: Most of the Natives were killed either by fighting with the forigners but mostly by europen diseases

  • Adam B.
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    Columbian Exchang • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    With the Columbian exchange in bringing over slaves from Africa, the Europeans were able to greatly exhaust the resources of the New World. This was because African slaves were very tough, because of the harsh living conditions in Africa and trying to survive and live there, and they were also use to farming. African slaves also were mostly immune to the majority of the diseases brought to the Americas by the Europeans (unlike the Native Americans). The African slaves also were strangers to the Americas which meant less likely of them to escape. These reasons all helped greatly in the production of the resources of the Americas for the Europeans to gain wealth from.

  • Jason L.
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    Triangluar Trade • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    Slaves were not the only "goods" traded in the Triangluar trade. There were plants, animals, and diseases, traded between Europe and the Americas. The plants allowed countries thst couldnt grow European crops to try Americas crops. In the long run this let Europe become healthier and have longer life spans.

  • Karlee S.
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    Columbian Exchange • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    In the Columbian Exchange diseases, plants, and animals were exchanged between Europe and the the european colonies in the Amereicas. The diseases that were brought over from Europe killed millions of natives. The exchange of food, lead to longer lives because of the vairety and the health content of the foods exchanged.

  • Derek F.
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    Columbian Exchange • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    The Triangular trade system was a trade route between Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

    The Columbian Exhange was a transfer of plants, animals, slaves, and disease between Europe and the Americas.

    The short term affect was that the disease's such as small pox or measles killed many native Americans.

    The long term effect was the cultural diffusion between Europe and the Americas.

  • Don L.
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    Columbian Exchange • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    Good posts so far, but again I'm seeing a lot of repeating so I'm not confident everyone is reading the previous posts before posting yourself. Please make sure to offer new info. See my post on the European exploration discussion board for more specifics. You need to make your posts before the test on Monday. If you don't, you won't receive credit.

  • Eric T.
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    Triangles • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    With the columbian exchange of slaves to the americas and good being cycled around the three areas diversity of materials began to increase.

  • Sean G.
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    Columbian Exchange • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    Naturally, I agree with everything that has been previously stated. We all now know of the triangular (argueably 4 way) trade system between The Americas, Europe, and Africa. Put simply, these products of nutrience, riches, and animals helped put not only each of these countries in the lead between all of them to be a dominant force in the new world, but also to put America on the map. Conquerors such as Cortez and Pizarro brought back the riches and extravagances of the Aztec and Incan Explorers took the plentiful harvests and prosperity of the islandersain in the West Indies. Also, this trade route tied in through it's trade facet with the Middle Passage. And once again, I'm sure everyone is aware of the horrors on those ships. So in the end we find that from the triangular trade route Europe gained everything it could ever hope for and Africa and the Americas, while gaining some resources and gains, were left in despair.

  • Melanie N.
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    triangular trade. • Posted 3 years, 9 months ago. #

    the columbian exchange connected africa, europe and the americas. It definitly brought over disease that killed a lot of native americans as everyone else has said, but it also introduced a lot of new domestic animals to the americas (which was where the diseases actually started). up until then lamas were really the only domestic animals over there. The trade also brought over new foods which helped people become healthier and live longer.

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