Columbian Exchange (jan 1, 1492 – sep 1, 1550)
Who: Native Americans, European settlers, conquerors.
What: Exchange of goods between Europe and the New World. Corn, potatoes, livestock.
Where: Europe, New World.
Why: Disease was an unintended consequence that wiped out natives. Animals changed native way of life. Led to demand for slaves - cash crops like sugar.
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