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Social studies #2

TermDefinition
Monarch King or queen born into power
Crusades Wars fought by Christians and Muslims in the middle age for control of the middle east
Renaissance (Rebirth) A time when a burst of learning took place in Europe from 1300's to the 1600's
Magnetic compass A device that shows you which direction North is
Colony A group of people who move to a new land and is governed by their native land
Conquistador spanish word for conqueror
circumnavigate To travel around; sail around the world
Columbian exchange The transfer of people, products, and ideas between Europe and the Americas
Encomienda Right given by spanish government that allowed Spanish settlers to demand labor of take from Native Americans
Plantation Farm worked by laborers that lived on the property
Middle passage Ocean trip from Africa to the Americas in which thousands of enslaved Africans died
Mercantilism (Cause of American Revolution) An Economic theory that colonies existed to make their home country wealthy and powerful
Northwest Passage A waterway through or around North America
Coureurs de bois A French term that referred to European traders. European traders who lived and worked with the Native Americans
Alliance An agreement between parties that benefits them both.
Created by: schoelen