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Ch 16-17 Vocab
Chapters 16-17 key terms and people.
|Henry the Navigator
|(1394-1460) Prince of Portugal,he helped promote exploration by Portuguese sailors.
|Vasco da Gama
|Sailed around Africa and landed on India's coast.
|(1451-1506) Italian sailor supported by the rulers of Spain, he reached the Americas in 1492.
|(1480-1521)Portuguese sailor who sailed for Spain,his crew was the first to circumnavigate the world.
|To go all the way around.
|(1540-1596) English sailor, he was sent to the Americas to steal gold and silver from Spanish ships.
|A large fleet of Spanish ships that was defeated by England in 1588.
|The exchange of plants, animals, and ideas between the New World and the Old World.
|Bartolome de las Casas
|A priest who said that the Spanish should convert the American Indians by being kind and gentle.
|The belief that some people are better than others be cause of racial traits,
|A system in which the government all economic activity in a country and its colonies to make the government stronger and richer.
|Balance of Trade
|The relationship of goods imported to goods exported.
|A system in which family members worked in their homes to make part of a product.
|Collection of maps.
|An economic system in which individuals and private businesses run most industries.
|Individuals decide what goods and services they will buy.
|A period when reason was used to guide people thoughts about society, politics, and philosophy.
|(1694-1778) French philosopher, he mocked government and religion in his writings.
|A social gathering held to share ideas.
|(1759-1797) British Writer, she argued women should have the same rights as men.
|(1632-1704) English philosopher he thought that government was a contract between the ruler and the people.
|The belief that people had rights to life, liberty, and property.
|(1689-1755) French Enlightenment thinker he believed that the government should be spit to protect peoples freedom.
|(1712-1788) French philosopher, he believed in popular sovereignty and the social contract between citizens and the government.
|The idea that governments should express the will of the people.
|(1706-1790) American colonial leader, he argued that the British had no right to tax the colonist because the had no representative in Parliament.
|(1743-1826) American colonial leader and the author of the Declaration of Independence, he believed Britain had no right to govern colonies.
|English Bill of Rights
|A document that listed rights for English people and Parliament.
|Declaration of Independence
|A document that declared the American colonies independence from British rule.
|Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
|A document written in France listing rights for French citizens.