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SS:Age of Exp.vocab

termpart of speechdefinition
Age of Exploration noun time period when European countries explored other areas of the world in search of land, goods, and trading partners * also called the Age of Discovery
hemisphere noun *one-half of the Earth {northern and southern hemispheres ~~ divided by the equator} [eastern and western hemispheres ~~divided by the Prime Meridian]
trade route noun path used by traders
navigation noun the art of guiding a ship from place to place safely
caravel noun small, fast ship used by Spanish and Portuguese explorers for long journeys
magnetic compass noun a navigational tool that uses a magnetized needle aligns with the Earth’s magnetic field to point north.
astrolabe noun a tool to measure a ship's latitude at sea by measuring the angle between the horizon and the stars.
colonization noun the act of settling among and establishing control over the indigenous people of an area
conquistador noun a warrior, especially one of the Spanish conquerors in the New World.
pre-Columbian civilization noun indigenous civilizations which rose, flourished, and fell in the Americas before 1492
slavery noun condition in which one human being was owned by another
Atlantic Slave Trade noun From 1500-1800, millions of Africans were captured and forced onto ships going to the Americas. Once there, they were sold into slavery.
Columbian Exchange noun an exchange of diseases, plants, animals, and humans between the Old World and the New World
. Old World noun *the part of the world that was known by Europeans before the Age of Exploration; * the eastern hemisphere (Europe, Asia, and Africa)
New World noun *the part of the world that was not known by Europeans before the Age of Exploration; *the western hemisphere (North and South America)
Created by: g25leslien
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