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Unit 3 Vocab Words C

Sea Dogs Name given to English sailors who raided Spanish treasure ships.
Tenochititlan The ancient capital of the Aztec empire on the site of present day Mexico City. Destroyed by the Spanish in 1521.
Viceroy A man who served as a governor of a country, province or colony.
Columbian Exchange The transfer of diseases, between America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Circumnavigate To travel all the way around the globe
Conquistador A Spanish soldier and explorer who led military expeditions in the Americas and captured land for Spain.
Encomienda System A system in Spanish America that gave settlers he right to tax local Indians or to demand their labor in exchange for protecting them and converting them to Christianity.
Plantation A large farm that usually specialized in growing one kind of crop for profit.
Protestant Reformation A religious movement begun by Martin Luther and others in 1517 to reform the Catholic Church.
Spanish Armada A large Spanish fleet defeated by England in 1588.
Northwest Passage A nonexistent path through North America that early explorers searched for that would allow ships to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean
Charter An official document that gives a person the right to establish a colony.
Middle Passage A voyage that brought enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to North America and the West Indies.
African Diaspora The population of displaced Africans and their descendants around the world.
Created by: CharlieL