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Chapter 5 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
What is the significance of Hispaniola? It is the site of the first Spanish colony in the Americas
Where did Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand rule? Spain
What did Christopher Columbus believe? The earth was round, he could reach Asia by sailing west from Europe, and that he had landed in the Indies
What best describes an expedition? a journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite purpose
Why is Santo Domingo considered the first permanent colony in the Americas? It was the first place claimed for and controlled by a distant government
Who was granted the land of Florida by the king of Spain, and drowned at sea while attempting to reach Mexico? Narvaez
Who founded the city of Veracruz, and seized the city of Tenochtitlan and renamed it the city of Mexico? Cortes
What is the general term for a Spanish explorer who searched for wealth and land in the Americas Conquistador
Governor of a colony who rules in the name of the king Viceroy
What is a Native American village of houses built of adobe called? pueblo
Who explored areas of present-day New Mexico, Texas, and Kansas in his search for Cibola? Coronado
What is someone called if they are a person belonging to one of the religious brotherhoods of the Roman Catholic Church? Friar
What is one who is sent to do religious or charitable work in a territory or foreign country called? Missionary
What is it called to grant the power or authority to carry out a specific task? Commission
Who is one of the four survivors of the Narvaez expedition, and returned to Mexico and then to Spain and spoke about the seven cities of gold? Cabeza de Vaca
Who explored parts of the Southeast in his search for Cibola and reached the Mississippi River De Soto
 

 



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