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CRHistory

Unit 1 A

TermDefinition
John Smith Leader of Jamestown
Hernando Cortes Spanish conquistador, conquered Tenochititlan
Separatisits/Pilgrims Left Europe on the Mayflower, wanted religious freedom
Puritans Wanted religious freedom
Bartolome de las Casas Spainiard who helped Native Americans
Leif Eriksson First European to discover America
Amerigo Vespucci America named after him
Slave Person with no rights who is forced to work
Pictogram Drawings on rocks/cliffs
Travois Two poles with animal skins to transport possessions
Roanoke First English colony
Jamestown First permanent English colony
Conquistador 16th century Spanish warrior
Mayflower Compact Established democracy signed by Pilgrims
Encomienda 16th century Spanish estates
Joint Stock Company Sold stock to finance journey across the Atlantic
Charter Written document from the king allowing a colony to be started
Indentured servant Signed a contract to work in exchange for transportation to America
Ethnocentrism Belief that your culture is superior to others
Caste system Class structure used by the Spanish in New Spain
Economy of Southern colonies Agriculture
Mayans Known for calendar, pyramids, writing
Slavery was favored where? the South
Climate in New England Cold
Climate in Southern colonies Warm
Soil in New England Hard and rocky
Soil in Southern colonies Rich
Created by: lmagnus