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Unit 2 LA History

Latin America History

"New World" North and South America
"Old World" Europe and Africa
indigenous Term referring to the native peoples of a place
Triangular Trade The trade that made a triangular shape between Europe, Africa, and the Americas, including the enslavement of 12-15 million African people that were taken to the Americas.
Columbian Exchange The movement of goods, people, diseases, and culture between the Old World and New World
Roman Catholic The largest branch of Christianity in the world to date; the largest religion in Latin America.
Spanish The most common language spoken in Latin America; brought by the Spanish conquerors
Portuguese Official language of Brazil; brought by the conquerors from Portugal
Fidel Castro Communist dictator who led the Cuban Revolution in 1959
Fulgencio Batista The Cuban leader who was defeated during the Cuban Revolution.
Cold War The conflict between the United States and the U.S.S.R. (Soviet Union) from the end of WW2 to 1991.
Communism An economic system in which all industries and resources are controlled by the government.
Cuban Missile Crisis A 1962 Cold War event in which the U.S.S.R. placed missiles in Cuba which were capable of striking the U.S.
embargo A trade barrier that blocks all trade with another country.
Created by: Mrs. Gordon SS
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