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What were the impacts of Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of the New World, on both Europe and the Americas by Mind Map: What were the impacts of Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of the New World, on both Europe and the Americas

1. Europe

1.1. Economic Gain: The Europeans used colonization to provide wealth and resources for their own kingdom

1.2. Migration/Expansion: Columbus' voyage encouraged Europeans to further explored the world (One of the biggest voluntary migrations in world history)

1.2.1. Competition: -These increased expeditions inflamed national rivalries in Europe   -Lead to creation of treaties over who owned which portions of land (Treaty of Tordesillas)

1.2.2. Trade: Increased exploration allowed for more trade with other countries

1.3. Technology: Columbus' voyage encourage more Europeans to travel, leading to the creation of newer, faster ships and better exploration technology

2. Americas

2.1. Disease: The Europeans brought diseases to the Americas that the natives were unfamiliar with, leading to thousands of Native American deaths  (Measles, chickenpox, smallpox, typhus)

2.2. Colonization: Europeans realized the profitability of colonization. The tactics of using weapons to dominate native peoples and employ forced labor was seen as an economic gain

2.3. Slavery: Europeans eventually brought slaves to the New World, introducing slavery to the Americas

2.4. Expansion: Columbus' voyage encourage Spanish explorers to claim new colonies for Spain.

3. Both

3.1. Slavery: In general, Columbus' voyage lead to a huge expansion of the slave trade (this is extended even farther than Europe and the Americas)

3.2. Columbian Exchange: Ships took items like corn, potatoes, and tobacco from the Americas to Europe and Africa

3.3. Economic Gain: Silver and Gold The discovery of silver and gold in the Americas effected both Europe and the New World Europe: Encouraged European exploration to the New World in search of silver and gold for the country, as well as land Americas: Did not help the Natives but did increase trade between the Americas and other countries (increased general economic growth)