Columbian Exchange

What it is

Contact between the Americans and Europe led to the widespread exchanges of plants, animals, and disease. America; guinea pigs, llamas, and turkeys, avocados, beans, cashews, chili peppers, chocolate, corn, papayas, peanuts, pecans, pineapples, potatoes, rubber, squash, strawberries, sweet potatoes, tobacco, tomatoes, vanilla. From Europe, Africa, and Asia; cattle, chickens, donkeys, goats, horses, housecats, mice and rats, pigs, rabbits, sheep, bananas, black peppers, citrus fruit, coffee, garlic and onions, lettuce, peaches and pears, sugar, wheat, rye, and oats, cholera, influenza, malaria, measles, smallpox.

Who was Involved

Europe, America, Africa, and Asia

Why it was Important

All the things that were in Europe, Asia, and Africa were brought back to America and created in new ways, and made new things. The things that were brought form America to Europe, Asia, and Africa were also made new ways, and made new things.