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SS Chapter 2

Vocabulary Words

What is a strait? narrow passage that connects two large bodies of water
What is circumnavigate? travel around
What is a conquistador? soldier-adventurers
What is a plantation? large farms worked by laborers who live on the property
What is an encomienda? land grants that included the right to demand labor or taxes from Native Americans
What is a mission? religious settlement
What is mercantilism? colonies existed to make the home country wealthy and powerful
what is a northwest passage? sea route from the Atlantic to the pacific that passed through or around North America
What is an alliance? agreement between parties that benefits them both
Created by: malpal920