Columbian Exchange Thesis

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Our nation without the Columbian exchange would lack the diversity of culture and ideas that it currently enjoys. The Columbian Exchange was the widespread transfer of animals, plants, culture, human populations, technology, and ideas between the Americas and the Old World in the 15th and 16th centuries. In today's society we don't refer to the Columbian exchange often, but we refer to immigration. Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a country foreign to your birth. If you look around your school or your work place, you will find many different cultures and races. People from all over the world have made the United States of America their home and it is this rich diversity that makes America unique, strong and enduring. Early immigrants endured the difficult journey from Europe to America for a variety of reasons such as, religious or economic persecution and to attempt to establish a better life for themselves. The first permanent settlers came to Virginia. They named it Jamestown because King James of England granted them permission to resettle. The Virginia Company was in search of …show more content…
The United States of America enjoys liberties and freedoms, guaranteed by our constitution, that many of us take for granted. Those ideas of freedom and equality continue to be a beacon of hope for oppressed people everywhere. The relative wealth of Americans is unmatched globally, and worth a risky journey for many would-be immigrants. Unfortunately, there are those who wish to stifle these freedoms and prevent the ideas of liberty and equality from spreading to other parts of the world. As protectors of freedom, we must now balance the desire to be inclusive and welcoming with the duty to protect the existing residents of our country and the ideas it represents. This makes for delicate and challenging foreign and military