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AGE OF EXPLORATION

TERMS

TermDefinition
astrolabe a tool to navigate using the sun and stars
circumnavigate to sail all the around the world
conquistador Spanish adventurers who took control of Mexico and Peru by force in the 16th century
convert to change or make something change from one form, religion, purpose, or system to another
exotic seeming exciting and unusual because it is connected with foreign countries
expedition an organized journey with a particular purpose, especially to find out about a place that is not well known
monopoly the complete control of trade in particular goods or the supply of a particular service
Migration to go from one region, or place to another
Missionary ONE WHO TRAVELS TO A TERRITORY OR COMMUNITY IN ORDER TO MAKE CONVERTS TO THEIR RELIGION
Mercantilism Economic system of exporting the largest possible quantity of its products and importing as little as possible, thus establishing a favorable balance of trade
Encomienda the system, Spanish soldier or colonist was granted a tract of land or a village together with its Indian inhabitants
Colonization a settlement subject to a parent nation
Slave Route Route taken by slave traders on the Atlantic ocean
Trade Route any route usually taken by merchant ships, caravans, etc
Northwest Passage a ship route along the Arctic coast of Canada and Alaska, joining the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Cape of Good Hope a cape in South Africa
EXPLORER A TRAVELER TO A PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN PLACE
OLD WORLD EASTERN HEMISPHERE: ASIA, EUROPE, AND AFRICA
EMPIRE A GROUP OF KINGDOMS, NATIONS, OR TERRITORIES CONTROLLED BY A SINGLE RULER
CIRCUMNAVIGATE TO SAIL OR FLY COMPLETELY AROUND SOMETHING SUCH AS EARTH
COLONY TERRITORY SETTLED AND RULED BY A DISTANT COUNTRY
MIGRATE TO MOVE FROM ONE PLACE AND ESTABLISH A HOME IN A NEW PLACE
Triangular trade a pattern of colonial commerce in which slaves were bought and transferred between the west African coast, New England (colonies), and West Indies
monopoly the complete control of trade in particular goods or the supply of a particular service
caravel a small Portuguese or Spanish ship of the Middle Ages, and later usually lateen rigged on two or three masts.
Created by: WIMS