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1 The most significant change to Europeans and Native Americans both were disease Disease from both cultures each had their own effects on the other but no matter what the effects the diseases devastated both populations none more than the native Americans When the Europeans first arrived they brought along many new and different things the natives had never heard of or seen one of these things was smallpox this disease was disastrous in Europe when it first showed up so when brought to the new world they took over the natives and wiped them out This affected the native population in everyway socially economically and culturally When some of the survivors had built immunity to these diseases they were forever changed to have to now live by European control The Europeans brought back with them syphilis a std that was contracted by having sex with the native women When taken back to Europe the women and men their had no idea what had happened and had to adjust medically and physically to accommodate the disease 2 Exploration in itself was one of the greatest changes to both cultures With the Europeans expanding out to find trade routes to the east they stumbled upon the new world With this they met the natives of the land It changed European culture now instead of having a single minded approach they found that there were other people who did different things The biggest change to the Europeans was economically because now they had slavery a cheap and easy way to get a lot of work done With the addition of slavery to Europe landowners could get many things done for very little price The natives culture however changed for the worse with slavery came the breaking up of families and the shipping of men and women across the Atlantic some of which never survived the trip 3 Finally the third most significant
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