The long-term impact of the Columbian Exchange on colonial societies was reflected in ________________. (Points : 1)
the firm separation of American, African, and European religious beliefs.
the Old World names and architecture of many New World colonies.
the untouched wilderness surrounding New World colonies.
the firm separation of European and colonial identities.
In the biological and ecological exchange that took place following Spanish establishment of colonies in New World, people of Europe and Africa settled in the New World, and animals, [ plants and diseases of Eurasia and the Western Hemisphere were introduced to each area in an interchange.
This exchange of plants and animals transformed European, American, African, and Asian ways of life. New
foods became staples of human diets, and new growing regions opened up for crops. For example, before AD 1000, potatoes were not grown outside of South America. By the 1840s, Ireland was so dependent on the potato that a diseased crop led to the devastating Irish Potato Famine. Since being introduced by 16th-century Portuguese traders, who brought them from the Americas, maize and manioc replaced traditional African crops as the continent's most important staple food crops. New staple crops that were introduced to Asia from the Americas via Spanish colonizers in the 16th century, including maize and sweet potatoes, contributed to the population growth in Asia. European exploration of tropical areas was aided by the New World discovery of quinine, the first effective treatment for malaria.
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