COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE MAP
The Columbian Exchange is the name for the exchange of plants, animals and diseases that occurred between the New and Old Worlds following the major events of the European Age of Exploration. When Christopher Columbus set sail to the Americas in 1493 on his second voyage he brought with him many seeds, plants and livestock. This cargo started a “grand exchange” and revolution between the New World and the Old World that would alter the world forever. Although the exchange began with Christopher Columbus it continued and developed throughout the remaining years of the Age of Exploration. Ultimately the Columbian Exchange impacted the social and cultural makeup of both sides of the Atlantic and dramatically impacted the people living in these regions. Click the links above to read more information about each topic.