The Columbian Exchange

by: Brennan Walker

The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange has changed lives today. Europeans and the natives traded spices, food, gold, and silver. We give many thanks to the Columbian exchange.

What did they trade?

The Europeans gave the Native Americans livestock, grapes, onions, , sugarcane, citrus fruit, and diseases. The Native Americans gave the Europeans tobacco, turkey, squash, pineapples, cocoa beans, peanuts, potatoes, corn, tomatoes, beans, and vanilla.
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What happened to the Native Americans?

Most of the native Americans died from a disease brought from the Europeans. Fungus got into the potatoes, then the Native Americans ate it. After they ate a potato, they get a disease called smallpox. Smallpox is a serious disease that causes fever and a rash and often death.