Latin America - Chapter 2

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maize

corn

hieroglyphics

a kind of writing, using signs and symbols

aqueduct

a pipe or channel designed to carry water from a distance source

quipu

knotted strings used by the Incas to keep records

treaty

an agreement in writing between two or more countries

Line of Demarcation

imaginary line from the North Pole to the South Pole at about 50 longitude

conquistador

conqueror

Mestizo

people of Spanish and Native American descent

hacienda

plantation owned by Spaniards or the Catholic Church

encomienda

rights to demand taxes of labor from Native Americans

revolution

political movement in which people overthrow the government and set up another

Criollo

a person of Spanish parents born in Latin America

caudillor

military officers who ruled very strictly

invest

to spend money to earn money

economy

the ways in which goods and services are produced and made available to people

campesino

poor farmers

rural

countryside

urban

city

Treaty of Tordesillas

a treaty between Spain and Portugal that gave Spain the right to settle and trade west of the line and Portugal east of the line

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