Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Age of Exploration

Vocabulary terms and people for the Age of Exploration Unit

Columbian Exchange Bartering or swapping between the Americas (the West) and the East.The East gave the West rice, oats, cabbage. The West gave the East potatoes, avocados, tobacco. The East gave the West horses, cattle, pigs, chickens. The horses helped the Natives hunt.
Ferdinand Magellan He discovered that the world was round. He was born in Portugal.
Hernando Cortes A Spanish explorer who's goal was to conquer others and find gold.
Prince Henry Prince of Portugal who wanted to prove that it was possible to get to Asia by a water route. He was called Henry the Navigator.
Christopher Columbus Italian see captain. He believed the world was round and had the idea to travel West to get to Asia in the East. He thought he made it to Asia by sea, but it was really the Bahamas.
Bartolomeu Dias He was the first European to sail around the southern tip of Africa. He named the tip of Africa the "Cape of Storms."
Vasco da Gama A Portuguese sea captain. He was the first European to reach Asia using a sea route. He did this in 1498 and made it to India.
colony a settlement (land and towns) far a way from the country that rules it
Amerigo Vespucci A sea explorer that realized that Columbus didn't land in Asia. Europeans named the lands the Americas after him.
conquistador A Spanish conquerors who destroyed the Aztec civilization
Francisco Pizarro A Spanish conquistador who lead the soldiers that conquered the Incas. He lied.
Tenochtitlan The capital city of the Aztec civilization
Juan Ponce de Leon A Spanish explorer who discovered and named Florida. He was also the first governor of Puerto Rico.
Northwest Passage The idea that there was a water route through North America to Asia
Henry Hudson An English captain who was hired to find the Northwest Passage. He was unsuccessful.
Created by: Noah Bayer