Columbian Exchange Vs. Internet

By Brigid Comey and Kyra Holmes

What is Columbian Exchange

Columbian Exchange refered to a period of cultural biological exchanges between the new and the old worlds. They exchanged plants, animals, diseases, bacteria, and technology transformed European and Native American ways of life. Columbus discovery impacted the social and cultural makeup of both sides of the atlantic. Millions of years ago, continued drift carried the old world and new world apart, splitting North and South America from Eurasia and Africa. The separation lasted so long that it fostered divergent evolution for instance, the development of rattlesnakes on one side of the Atlantic and Vipers on the other.

What is Internet?

Internet is a global communications network allows almost all computer worldwide to connect and exchange information, (via dedication routers and server.) When 2 computers are connected over the internet they can receive all kinds of information such as text, graphics, voice, video, and computer programs. The first workable prototype of the Internet came in the late 1960s with the creation of ARPANET, or the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network.


Capitalism was all about efficiency. The economic system yet a cultural system. Characterized by invasion and investment to increase wealth. The system borrowed money in order to buy what they need to re-sell as a profit and you pay that money back often with interest once you have sold that thing. Mercantile Capitalism. Global phenomenon to Chinese to the Indian Ocean Trade. Joint stock companies. Companies can finance bigger stack companies and spread the risk of capital trade. Industrial Capitalism. An economic system that relies on investment in machines and technology that are used to increase production of marketable goods.


The economic theory that trade generates wealth and is simulated by the accumulation of profitable balances which a government should encourage by means of protectionism. Mercantilism revolves around table based on the the concept of increased profits by controlling trade. They moved goods which were abundant in one location to another.

Comparisons of Columbian Exchange and Internet


They are both changes to the world

They both had a big impact


The internet deals with technology and thats it, and how we can communicate with it, an to learn about different studies and things like that. While Columbian Exchange deals with the trade of plants, and food, and people, AND technology. It covers everything with the world.

Comparisons of Mercantilism and Capitalism


They both deal with agriculture.

They both had a big impact on peoples lives

It is a big chain reaction


Capitalism deals with the food and how everything was made and cropped. While Mercantilism deals with the money made off of the food sold and traded.

So What?

Mercantilism, Capitalism, Columbian Exchange, and the Internet all had a huge impact on the world, and everyone individually. Agricultural controversy, and the contrast on how we communicated then and now has been a huge part of the worlds new revolution. All of this had been made into something and it helped out everyone overtime.

Now What?

This has impacted us because we realize that if all of this hadn't happened, there would be no profit, and if there is no profit then there is no money to buy food to trade for better things and everything would go downhill. USA, England, West Indies, and Africa would all be affected because they all traded with each other.