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The Effects of the Exchange
The Columbian Exchange included many plants and animals. Corn, cocoa, and tomatoes went from the Americas to Europe, and later to Africa and Asia. Chickens, wheat, and cows went from Europe to the Americas. Throughout the world, the variety of food that people could grow and eat increased greatly.
This video describes how the European horse changed life in the Americas. Not only did it allow people to travel distances more quickly, but it also changed the ways they hunted and fought. As you watch, think about how it made hunting easier for the Indians of the North American plains.
Click on the left to watch the video.