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Unit 3 Vocabulary

A Legacy of Colonialism: Latin America

agriculture The practice of cultivating the land (farming) or raising stock.
Colombian Exchange This refers to a period of cultural and biological exchanges between the Old and New Worlds. Exchanges of plants, animals, diseases, and technology transformed European and Native American ways of life.
colonization A parent country establishes distant settlements in foreign land and establishes control over the indigenous people of the area.
cultural diffusion The process of spreading cultural traits from one region to another,
deforestation Clearing forests to use the area for other purposes.
economic development The improvement of living standards because economic growth.
indigenous Native to a certain area.
mural A painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall.
natural resources Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
non-renewable resources A resource or raw material that cannot be grown or replaced once used because they took millions of years to form. Examples: fossil fuels; oil; natural gas; coal.
renewable resources Refers to a natural resource that can be replenished naturally. Examples: oxygen; fresh water; solar energy, etc.
revolution A forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favor of a new system.
trans-Atlantic slave trade The transportation of enslaved African people, mainly to the Americas and the Caribbean.
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