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CMS6-Unit 7 Vocab

CMS6-Unit 7 Vocabulary Review

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He was the last leader of the powerful Aztec empire that ruled Mexico. Montezuma II
He was the leader of a group of 600 Spanish conquistadors (soldiers) that conquered that Aztecs and claimed Mexico for Spain. Hernan Cortes
These were the powerful Native American people who ruled the Andes Mountains of Peru before the arrival of the Spanish. Inca
23. This was the exchange of plants, animals, tools, ideas, diseases, etc. between the New World (Latin and North America) and the Old World (Europe). Columbian Exchange
This refers to a culture region formed by the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere including those that were colonized by the British and other Europeans. Latin America’s prevailing religion is Roman Catholicism. Latin America
He was known as “the liberator.” He was the general who won independence for the northern half of South America by leading their military forces to victory over the Spanish. Simon Bolivar
This was the system of writing used by the Mayas with symbols that stood for words or syllables. Hieroglyphs
This was a great mountain city built by the Incas in the Andes Mountains that is famous for its stonework ruins today. Machu Picchu
These were the powerful Native American people who ruled Mexico prior to the arrival of the Spanish. Aztec
He was the last leader of the Inca Empire in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Atahualpa
He was the leader of a group of Spanish conquistadors(soldiers) who defeated the Incas and claimed their land for Spain. Francisco Pizarro
This was the name given to the trade routes that brought slaves across the Atlantic Ocean from the west coast of Africa to the Americas and the Caribbean while sending items like gold, guns, and rum to Africa in return. Triangular trade
He led a successful rebellion against the French to free the Slaves of St. Domingue (Haiti) from French control. Toussaint L’Ouverture
He was a Catholic priest whose “Grito de Delores” (Cry of Delores) rallied Mexicans to rebel for independence against Spanish rule. Miguel Hidalgo
These were floating gardens used by the Aztecs for growing crops in swampy land around their capital. Chinampas
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