Age of Exploration/Columbus
Start of exploration and colonization in the Americas; Columbus; Spain's Empire Native Americans
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North and South America
Europe, Africa, and Asia
Columbus mistakenly referred to these people as "Indians"; They are the first Americans.
Italian navigator who claimed land in the Americas for Spain. He was looking for a route west to Asia.
Spanish word for "conqueror."
A group of people who settle in a distant land and are ruled by the government of their native land.
Instrument used to find magnetic north.
Instument used to find latitude.
A ship with triangular sails and rudder allowing you to sail against the wind.
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand
Spanish monarchs who financed Columbus's voyage.
Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria
The ships used in Columbus' first trip to the Americas.
In Spain's colonies, religious settlements run by Catholic priests.
New Spain and Peru
The king divided his American lands into two parts.
Time of "rebirth" in Europe from the late 1300's to about 1600
Holy Wars in Middle East from 1100's-1300's
Starting in 1492; the world wide transfer of plants, animals, technology, people and diseases between the Old World and New World.
Major grain of the New World
Major grain of the Old World
Brought by the Spanish and other European countries to work as slaves in the Americas.
Age of Exploration
A period from about the 1400's-1600's in which European countries seek new trade routes, explore, and ultimately settle colonies in the Americas.
North and South America
Is something that is true or that really happened. A fact can be proved to be true.
Is something that a person believes to be true or a particular point of view held by a person. An opinion cannot be proved to be true.
way of life of a group of people
an advanced way of life
an educated guess supported by evidence
people who study the total culture of man
object made by humans and used by archeologists to recreate a picture of the past
study of evidence left by early peoples
region in which people share a similar way of life
Land Bridge Theory
social scientists think the ancestors of Native Americans walked from Asia to North America during the last Ice Age some 20,000 years ago
People of the Arctic
People of the Longhouse; eastern woodlands tribe of New York State
Advanced civilization of southeastern Mexico and Central America
Advanced civilization of central Mexico
Advanced civilization of western South America
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