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Middle Passage The voyage that brought Africans to the West Indies,and later to North and South America,to be sold as slaves-so called because it was considered the middle leg of the triangular trade.
Columbian Exchange The global transfer of plants,animals,and diseases that occured during the European colonization of the Americas.
Mercantilism An economic policy under which nations sought to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought.
Conquistador The Spanish soldiers,explorers,and fortune hunters who took part in the conquest of the Americas in the 16th century.
Atlantic Slave Trade The buying,transporting and selling of Africans for work in the Americas.
Commercial Revolution The expansion of trade and business that transformed European economies during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Triangular Trade The transatlantic trading network along which slaves and other goods were carried between Africa,England,Europe,the West Indies and the colonies in North America.