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SS Test 10.18

Which two countries led in exploration and colonization during the 15th and 16th centuries? Spain and Portugal
What was a result of the European Age of Exploration? European influence spread to the Western Hemisphere.
In New Spain, which group had the most power? People born in Spain
Why were Spanish conquistadores were able to conquer the Aztec and Inca Empires easily? They had better Weapons
What were European explorers motivated by during the 15th and 16th centuries? Wealth, religion and glory
Why did the population of Mexico decrease by a huge number between the 14th and 15th centuries? diseases from Eurpoe
What did the deaths of large numbers of the native people lead to? the importation of slaves from Africa
What was a result of the crusades? Trade increased between Western Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean countries.
What instrument aided the navigation of the seas by tracking latitude? Astrolabe
The Spaniards who explored the Americas were called conquistadors
Explorers from what nation believed in the motto "Gold, God, and Glory"? Spain
Which event happened in 1492? Columbus arrived in the new world
Bartolome de las Casas recommended the use of ______________________ instead of Tainos. African slaves
What impact did the printing press have on 16th-century Europe ? It encouraged the spread of ideas
What was a major impact of the Columbian exchange on western Europe? new food crops that improved the European diet
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