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The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course #23 (12:08)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:05 What effects did the Columbian Exchange have on the global biological landscape?
  2. 02:21 What were the demographic effects of the Columbian Exchange in the Americas?
  3. 03:13 In what context were Europeans able to take over Aztec and Incan lands?
  4. 07:26 How did animals from Afro-Eurasia impact the Americas?
  5. 09:52 Out of the four categories discussed—disease, animals, plants, and people—which had the biggest effect on Afro-Eurasia, according to John Green? What were some of those cultural and demographic effects?
  6. 10:22 Initially, the Columbian Exchange led to the decimation of the population of the Americas, mostly as a result of disease. How did this pattern of demographic decline change over time?
  7. 11:23 By the end of Era 5, what were the principal global effects of the Columbian Exchange?