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"New World Beginnings"

Primogenture

system of inheritance from father to elfers son for ownership or possesion or land
(Ch. 1)

Mestizo

A person of mixed Spanish and Native American ancestry.
(Ch. 1)

Moors

Spanish Muslims
(Ch. 1)

Treaty of Tordesillas

treaty where Spain and Portugal divided newly found non-Christian land in New World (Ch. 1)

Enclosure

process of taking over and fencing off land once shared by peasant farmers (Ch. 1)

Pueblos

villages of large apartment-style compounds made of stone and adobde. (Ch. 1)

`Black Legend

Promoted by Bartolome de Las Casas. Belief that the Spanish only killed, tortured, and stole in the Americas while doing nothing good (Ch. 1)

Incas

Ancient civilization (1200-1500AD) that was located in the Andes in Peru (Ch. 1)

Aztecs

Ancient civilization (1200-1521AD) that was located in what is present-day Mexico City (Ch. 1)

Mayas

Native American empire located in the Yucatan Peninsula., Ancient from about A. D. 300 to A. D. 900. (Ch. 1)

Columbian Exchange

The global transfer of plants, animals, and diseases that occurred during the European colonization of the Americas
(Ch. 1)

Conquistadors

spanish soldiers and explorers who led military expeditions in the Americas and captured land for Spain
(Ch. 1)

Malinche

daughter of a Mayan leader that helped Cortes as his main translator and kept an eye on Aztec spies (Ch. 1)

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