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Age of Exploration

Age of Exploration Unit 33

TermDefinition
Magellan Sailed for Spain; Was first to lead a voyage that sailed around the world. Impacts: Economic Gain
Columbus Sailed for Spain; First to explore the islands between North and South America ( The Caribbean ). Impacts: Spread Christianity, Slavery, New Resources
DaGama Sailed for Portugal; First sea route to Asia. Impacts: Trade routes, New resources
Cabral Sailed for Portugal; First to sail to the east coast of South America (Brasil). Impacts: Trade, Economic Gain
Cortes and Pizarro (Conquistadors) Sailed for Spain; Lead explorations into the lands of the Aztecs, and Incas. Impacts: Destruction of Civilizations
Cabot Sailed for England; Explored North Americas East Coast. Impacts: Colonization
DeVerrazano Sailed for France; Explored North Americas East Coast. Impacts: Colonization
Hudson Sailed for the Netherlands and England; Explored North Americas East Coast. Impacts: Colonization
Cartography The science and art of making maps.
Colonies A territory, often very large, under the political and economic control of another country.
Detrimental Something that does harm or damage.
Policy An overall plan, usually of a government.
Capitalism A economic system based on investment of money for profit.
Mercantilism An economic policy by which nations try to gather wealth by establishing colonies and controlling trade.
Market Economy An economy in which prices are determined by the buying and selling decisions of individuals in the marketplace.
Cottage Industry A small-scale business in which people produce goods at home.
Epidemic An outbreak of contagious disease that spreads quickly over a wide geographical area.
Inflation A rise in prices, often due to the increase in the supply of money.
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