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Age of Exploration

Chapter 3: Age of Exploration

merchant Someone who buys goods and sells goods to earn money.
caravan A group of people and animals who travel together.
kingdom A place ruled by a king or queen.
technology The use of scientific knowledge and tools to do things better and more rapidly.
navigation The science of planning and controlling the direction of a ship.
astrolabe A tool that measures the height of the sun or a star above the horizon.
profit The money a business has left over after all expenses have been paid.
slavery A cruel system in which people are bought and sold and made to work without pay.
settlement A small community of people living in a new place.
epidemic An outbreak of disease that spreads quickly and affects many people.
circumnavigate To sail completely around something.
expedition A journey to achieve a goal.
conquistador The Spanish word for conqueror.
empire Many nations or territories ruled by a single group or leader.
colony An area of land ruled by another country.
mission A religious community where priests taught Christianity.
convert To change a religion or a belief.
hacienda A large farm or ranch, often with its own village and church.
revolt A violent uprising.
parallel A line of latitude.
meridian A line of longitude.
absolute location The exact latitude and longitude of a place on the globe.
Created by: kpotvin