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Columbia Exchange When foods, animals, etc. were exchanged across the Atlantic Ocean.
Spain claimed Mexico & West Coast of Americas
Enlightenment time of democratic thought & new ideas
Galileo heliocentric universe, put on house arrest as punishment by the catholic church
Montesquieu 3 branches of government & separation of powers
Glorious Revolution ended absolutism in England, limited kings' power
Raw materials what colonies provided mother countries
Capitalism people own private business & control economy
Newton laws of motion & gravity
Louis XIV French absolute ruler, quote "I am the state"
Astrolabe navigation tool that used the sun to find latitude
Gun Powder Europeans used this to conquer natives
Mercantilism economic system in which govt. controls trade to benefit mother country, stockpile gold, gain colonies
Copericus polish astronomer, heliocentric
Portugal claimed Brazil in South America
Spices one of the products Europeans wanted
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