It affected the Americans positively long terms, but negatively in the early times of the exchange.
The Columbian Exchange greatly affected America, bringing destructive diseases that depopulated the Americans but did distribute a wide variety of new crops and livestock throughout the American farm industry. In the long term, this rather increased the human population but still very profoundly affected the Americans.
the Columbian Exchange helped spread diseases throughout the Americas
A. It decreased the population because Native Americans were not
immune to European diseases.
Among all the animals and plants, Europeans brought to Native Americans many terrible diseases. Native Americans were strong but they didn’t have an immune system resistant to European diseases.
Native people had no resistance to such diseases as measles, smallpox, mumps, whooping cough, influenza, chickenpox, and typhus. The main disease that had a great impact was smallpox. This disease decreased habitats in a meaningful way.
The Colombian exchange is a process that took place between the 15th and 16th centuries, when agricultural products and other foods from the New World (the American continent) were discovered in the Old World (Europe, Africa and Asia) and vice versa. broad also includes technological advances, demographics and even diseases.
Europeans traveling across the Atlantic from Europe and Africa bringing plants, diseases and animals with them to the Americas was known as the Columbian Exchange.
One of the most important exchanged goods was the sugar, and eventually, through colonization, the Caribbean islands and tropical places where the main areas for sugar productions. For this, the need for slavery that would work on these productions grew, rising the demand for African slaves.