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4th gr SS ch4

4th grade Soc Studies Chapter 4 Vocabulary

merchant someone who buys and sells goods to earn money
navigation planning and controlling the direction of a ship
profit money a business has left after all expenses are paid
Columbian Exchange The movement of plants, animals, and people between Eastern & Western Hemispheres
explorer travels to new places to learn about them
conquistador Spanish word for conqueror
empire many nations ruled by a single group or leader
colony region ruled by another country
mission a religious community where priests taught Christianity to American Indians
slavery a system where people can be owned and forced to work for no pay
convert to change your religion or beliefs
revolt violent uprising against a ruler
latitude the imaginary horizontal lines on a map that go north and south from the equator
equator the imaginary line (horizontal) that divides a globe into the Northern hemispheres Southern hemisphere
meridian the imaginary line (vertical) that divides a globe into the Eastern & Western hemipheres
**Christopher Columbus **Wanted to find a new route to India and landed in the Caribbean islands
**Ferdinand Magellan **His crew was the first to sail all the way around the world (he died enroute)
**Hernan Cortes **Defeated the Aztecs in Mexico
**Francisco Pizarro **Defeated the Incas in Peru
**Moctezuma **Ruler of the Aztecs
Created by: kdrake