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Ch.2 US History


Astrolabe An instrument used in navigation.
Caravel A small, fast sailing ship created by the Portuguese in the 1400's
circumnavigate To travel completely around
colony A settlement far away from the country that rules it
Columbian Exchange The movement of people, animals, plants, and cultures between the hemispheres.
Conquistador A conqueror
Devastation Great harm
Empire A group of nations or peoples ruled by a single authority
epidemic An outbreak of disease affecting many people at the same time
merchant a person who buys and sells good
navigation The process of charting a course for a ship or aircraft
patron A person who supports the work of another person or organization, often with money
slave trade The capture, enslavement, buying, and selling of people of profit
technolology The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
trading post A store set up in a distant place to allow trade to take place
expedition An organized journey
Created by: jbeaird