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Chapter 2, Lesson 1

Explorer of Florida and Texas

Merchants A person who buys and sells goods.
Navigation The process of charting a course for a ship or an aircraft.
Astrolabe A instrument used in navigation.
Technology The use of scientific knowledge or new tools to improve how things are done.
Caravel A small, fast sailing ship created by the Portuguese in the 1400s.
Trading Posts A store set up in a distant place to allow trade to take place.
Slave trade The capture, enslavement, buying , and selling of people for profit.
Patron A person who supports the work of anther person or organization, often with money.
Conquistadors A conqueror.
Expedition An organized group of people taking a journey for a purpose.
Empire A group of nations or peoples ruled by a single authority.
Circumnavigate To travel completely around.
Colony A settlement far away from the country that rules it.
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