People that existed in the Americas befor the arrival of the explorer Colombus in 1492
a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
a member of the small group of Quechuan people living in the Cuzco valley in Peru who established hegemony over their neighbors to create the great Inca empire that lasted from about 1100 until the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s
native american people that settled in teh Valley of Mexico in the 1200s a.d. and later developed a powerful empire
Known as the Henry the Navigator, gathered experts in science, mapmaking, and shipbuilding whose work led to a fleet of ships that explored the coast of west Africa
an Italian sailor who believed he could find an all-water route to Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic, but actually landed in the Carribean Islands, which he called "San Salvador"
The exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and technologies between the Americas and the rest of the world following Columbus's voyages
Vasco de Gama
A Portugese sailor who was the first European to sail around southern Africa to the Indian Ocean
Portuguese navigator who led the Spanish expedition of 1519-1522 that was the first to sail around the world.
Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico.
Spanish 'conqueror' or soldier in the New World. They were searching for the 3-G's: gold, God, and glory.
Aztec emperor defeated and killed by the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes.
spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas
priviledge given by Spain to Spanish settlers in the Americas which allowed to control the lands and people of a certain territory
as the colony was called, began to thrive
a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam
Atlantic Slave Trade
the buying, transporting, and selling of africans for work in the americas
a voyage that brought enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to North America and the West Indies