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Ch. 4 Lesson 1

The Voyages of Columbus

Bahama Islands Island group in the West Indies, southeast of Florida
West Indies Islands between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, extending from Florida in North America to Venezuela in South America
Christopher Columbus Italian born explorer who sailed to the Americas in 1492
King Ferdinand King of Spain who agreed to finance Christopher Columbus’s expedition to the Americas in 1492
Queen Isabella Queen of Spain who agreed to finance Christopher Columbus’s expedition to the Americas in 1492
Amerigo Vespucci Italian navigator who sailed along the eastern coast of South America in 1501
Vasco Nunez de Balboa Spanish explorer who was the first European to reach the eastern shore of the Pacific Ocean
Ferdinand Magellan Portuguese explorer who led the first expedition around the world
expedition journey made for a special purpose
colony settlement far from the country that rules it
Columbian Exchange movement of people, animals, plants, diseases, and ways of life between the Eastern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere following the voyages of Columbus
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