Vocabulary Ch. 5 Social Studies
|Conquistador||One of the Spanish soldiers who sought riches and power for themselves, and wealth and glory for Spain, in the conquest of the Americas|
|contagious disease|| |
illness that spread from one person to another
|colony||a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland|
|Northwest Passage||a water route between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans along the northern coast of North America|
|East Indies||Islands East of India and South of China. Source of valuable spices. European nations began exploring in order to find a new route to these Islands.|
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