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S.S. Vocabulary

The meeting of different world

TermDefinition
Monarch king and queen
Crusades war fought by christians and muslims in the middle ages for control of the middle east ( holy land )
Renaissance ( rebirth ) a time when a burst of learning took place in Europe from 1300's - 1600's ( 1492 )
Magnetic Compass device that shows which direction north is
Colony group of people who move to a new land and are governed by their native land
Conquistador spanish word for conqueror ( enemy to native american )
Circumnavigate to travel around; sail around the world ( found out 1519 the earth was round )
Columbian Exchange the transfer of people, products and ideas between Europe and the america's
Encomienda ( slavery ) right given by the spanish government that allowed spanish settlers to demand labor or taxes from native american
Plantation ( slave ) farm worked by laborers who live on the property
Middle Passage ( slave ship ) ocean trip from africa to the americas in which thousands of enslaved african died
Mercantilism economic theory that colonies existed to make the home country wealthy and powerful
Northwest passage ( does not actually exist ) a waterway through or around north america
Coureurs de bois french term that referred to european traders who lived and worked with the native americans
Alliance an agreement between parties that benefits them both
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