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5th-Social Studies


encounter a meeting
empire a collection of leands ruled by a nation that conquered them
monarchs kings and queens
Renaissance a time during the 1400's and 1500's when people of Europe were making big improvements in science and technology
compass an instrument for finding directions
city-state a city and the surrounding area that stand as an independent state
historical map a map that gives information about a place as it was in the past
profit money left over after goods and the cost of getting them is paid
navigation the skill of controlling the course of a ship
cartographer a map maker
astrolabe an instrument used to calculate the position of the sun, moon, and stars
caravel a type of ship that used a square or triangular sail to travel long distances quickly
expedition journey of exploration
cause an event or action that makes something else happen
effect what happens as a result of another event or action
claim to declare ownership
isthmus a narrow strip of land that connects two larger land areas
demarcation a line that marks a boundary; In 1493 the Pope drew a line of demarcation which gave Portugal the rights to
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