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SS chapt 2 A

social studies vocab

TermDefinition
astrolabe a navigation instrument used by sailors to observe the position of the stars
caravel a new type of sailing ship used during the 1500's and 1600's
circumnavigate to sail around the world - Spanish explorer Magellan was the first
classical relating to ancient Greece and Rome
colony a territory settled and controlled by a more powerful country
Columbian Exchange the exchange of plants, animals, and diseases between Europe, the Americas, and Asia
conquistador Spanish explorers who were given a grant to explore and start colonies
mercantilism an economic theory that stated a nation's power was based on its wealth
encomienda Spanish explorers who were given the right to demand taxes or labor from the Native Americans living in the area
Line of Demarcation an imaginary line running down the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and dividing the world between Spain and Portugal
Martin Luther A German priest who started the Protestant Reformation in 1517
MIssion Spanish religious communities
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