Chapter 3: The Age of Exploration

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technology

the use of scientific knowledge and tools to make or do something

navigation

the science of planning and following a route

expedition

a trip taken with the goal of exploring

empire

lands ruled by the nation that won control over them

entrepreneur

a person who sets up and runs a business

Reconquista

the movement to make Spain all catholic

isthmus

a narrow strip of land that connects two larger lands

treaty

an agreement between countries

grant

a sum of money or other payment given for a particular purpose

conquistador

any of the spanish conquerors in the Americas during the early 1500's

reform

to change for the better

Reformation

a Christian movement that began in 16th century europe to change the Catholic church

missionary

a religious teacher sent out by a church to spread its religon

Northwest Passage

a waterway in North America thought to connect the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific ocean

mutiny

rebellion against the leader of one's group

cost

the effort made to achieve or gain something

benefit

something that is gained

Counter-Reformation

a time when the Catholic church banned books that were against its teachings and used its courts to punish people who protested Catholic rules and beliefs.

fact

a statement that can be checked and proved to be true.

opinion

a statement that tells what a person thinks or believes

elevation

the height of land in relation to sea level

contour line

a line on a drawing or map that connects all points of equal elevation

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