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7SS_AgeOfExploration

Newman_Age of Exploration 2014

TermDefinition
Age of Exploration time period from 1418 to 1620 in which Europeans explored other parts of the world
New World land in North and South America which was "new" to the Europeans who discovered it
motives something that causes a person or people to act. Europeans wanted to bypass
cartography the art and science of making maps
caravel a light sailing ship that is easy to maneuver and can sail in shallow water
circumnavigate to travel completely around something, such as the earth
Northwest passage an imagined water route many searched for that went through North America to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Christopher Columbus sails West from Spain in 1492 and lands in the Caribbean in the "New World"
Hernan Cortes Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztecs in what is now Mexico
Montezuma Aztec ruler who was defeated by Cortes
Quetzalcoatl Aztec god. At first, the Aztecs might have thought Cortes was this god.
Francisco Pizarro Spanish explorer who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru
John Cabot English explorer reaches Canada
Henry Hudson discovered the Hudson river area in North America while searching for the Northwest Passage
Things from New World to Europe potatoes, tobacco, gold, chocolate, corn, raw materials
Created by: ndmsteach
 

 



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