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LA History

TermDefinition
Colombian Exchange The exchange of plants, animals, people, and new diseases between the Old and New World
Triangular Trade The trade route between Europe, Africa, and the Americas where raw materials, manufactured goods and slaves were trades between the three regions
Moctezuma The last emperor of the Aztecs. At first, he thought Cortes was the god Quetzalcoatl
Hernando Cortes The conquistador that conquered the Aztecs with guns, horses, and diseases
Conquistador A spanish soldier-conqueror
Atahualpa The last emperor of the Incas that tried to buy his freedom with a roomful of treasure
Francisco Pizarro The conquistador that conquered the Incas with guns, horses, and diseases
Toussaint L' Ouverture A former slave that began Haiti's fight for independence during the NIght of Fire
Miguel Hidalgo A criollo priest from Dolores that began Mexico's independence
Simon Bolivar He was called the Liberator of Latin America. He led Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama to freedom
Cuban Revolution The conflict that was led by Fidel Castro against General Batista
Cuban Missile Crisis The time period when the Soviet Union negotiated with Cuba to place missiles on the island
Bay of Pigs An invasion by Cuba exiles supplied with US weapons to attack Cuba
Zapatistas A terrorist organization located in Chiapa, Mexico
Created by: Nia Warren