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Chap. 11 Vocab

TermDefinition
Prince Henry Portuguese prince who sponsored exploration and a school of navigation
Vasco de Gama Portuguese navigator who was the first European to reach India by sea
Christopher Columbus an Italian navigator who wanted to reach the East Indies
New France French possession in present day Canada from the 1500s to 1763
Mercantilism Policy by which a nation sought to export more than it imported in order to build its supply of gold and silver
Middle Passage the leg of the Triangular Trade route on which slaves were transported from Africa to the Americas
Conquistadors Spanish explorers who claimed lands in the Americas for Spain in the 1500s and 1600s
Moctezuma the Aztec emperor who interacted with Cortes
Plantations large estate run by an owner or overseer and worked by laborers who live there
Encomienda Right the Spanish government granted to its American colonists to demand labor or tribute from Native Americans
Columbian Exchange The global exchange of goods, ideas, plants, animals, and disease that began with Columbus's exploration of the Americas
Created by: MorgannGregory