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Age of Exploration Vocab #2

Things from Europe to the New World horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, diseases, slaves from Africa
colony a country or an area ruled by another country from far away
plantation a large farm, often worked by slaves, where crops such as sugar, tobacco, or rubber are grown
mercantilism an economic policy where nations try to gather as much gold and silver as possible, done by controlling trade and establishing colonies
inflation an increase in the supply of money compared to goods, resulting in higher prices
capitalism an economic system based on investment of money (capital) for profit
epidemic an outbreak of a disease that affects many people
longitude a measure of how far East or West you are on the globe (lines run up and down)
latitude a measure of how far North or South you are on the globe (lines run east and west)
Henry the Navigator he encouraged Portuguese exploration and began a school of navigation
Bartolomeu Dias Portuguese explorer. First European to sail around the Southern tip of Africa
Vasco de Gama Portuguese explorer. Reached India by sea by going around Africa
Pedro Cabral Portuguese explorer. Blown off course and finds Brazil in South America. Claims the land for Portugal
Ferdinand Magellan His crew was the first to circumnavigate the globe. He dies in the Philipines.
Created by: ndmsteach
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