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Ch 2 vocab

classical related to the culture of ancient Greece and Rome
Renaissance a reawakening of culture and intellectual curiosity in Europe from the 1300s to the 1600s
technology the use of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
astrolabe an instrument used to plan a course, using the stars.
acquire to get possession or control of
compass an instrument that shows the direction of magnetic north
pilgrimage a journey to a holy place
Crusade one of a series of expeditions Europeans made to regain control of Christian holy sites in the Middle East from the A.D. 1000s to the 1200s
cape a point of land that sticks out into water, much like a peninsula.
devote to commit oneself or one's resources to something.
alter to change
circumnavigate to travel completely around something, usually by water.
conquistador Spanish explorer
contact when two or more groups or objects come together.
immunity resistance, such as to disease.
pueblo a town in the Spanish-ruled lands.
mission a religious community where farming was carried out and Native Americans were converted to Christianity.
presidio a fort.
found to start, to establish.
Reformation a sixteenth-century religious movement rejecting or changing some Roman Catholic teachings and practices and establishing the Protestant churches.
Protestantism a form of Christianity that was in opposition to the Catholic Church.
widespread over a wide area.
armada a fleet of warships.
Northwest Passage a sea passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific along the north coast of North America.
Created by: Xavier Vanhorn