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TAP Chapter 1

The American Pagent: Ch. 1:New World Beginnings

Incas Highly advanced South American civilization that occupied present day Peru until they were conquered by Spanish forces under Francisco Pizarro in 1532. The Incas developed sophisticated agricultural techniques, such as terrace farming, in order to sustain large, complex societies in the unforgiving Andes Mountains
Aztecs Native American empire that controlled present-day Mexico until 1521, when they were conquered by Spanish Hernan Cortez. The Aztecs maintained control over their vast empire through a system of trade and tribute, and came to be known for their advances in mathematics and writing, and their use of human sacrifies in religious ceremonies.
Nation States dense concentration of population
Cahokia Mississippian settlement near present-day East St. Louis, home to as many as 25,000 Native Americans
Three-sister-farming agricultural system employed by North American Indians as early as 1000 A.D.; maize, beans and squash were grown together to maximize yields
Middlemen In trading systems, those dealers who operate between the original producers of goods and the retail merchants who sell to consumers. after the eleventh century, Europeans exploration was driven in large part by a desire to aquire alluring Asian goods without paying heavy tolls to Muslim middlemen.
caravel small regular vessel with high deck and three triangular sails. western shores of Africa, allowing sailors to explore the previously inaccesible due to
Plantation large-scale enterprising commercial crops and usually employed by slave labor. plantations established in South America, the Caribbean and the American south.
Columbian Exchange
Canadian Shield first part of the North American landmass to have emerged above sea level
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