Week 1 SS Vocabulary

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explorer
someone who travels in order gain geographical or scientifc information
New World
Western hemisphere, including North and South America
Age of Discovery
a period of time from the 15th to 17th century in which Europeans explored and mapped the world
Christianity
the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ
colony
a group of people who settle far from home and maintain ties with their home country
colonize
to establish a colony
cartographer
mapmaker
John Cabot
Italian explorer sponsored by England who explored Canada
Hernan Cortes
Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztecs
Ponce de Leon
Spanish explorer who searched for the "fountain of youth" and discovered Florida
Jacques Cartier
French explorer who discovered Newfoundland Pedro
Menendez de Aviles
St. Augustine founder
St. Augustine
oldest permanently settled city in United States
Henry Hudson
claimed land for Holland
Aztec
people conquered by Cortes
conquer
to defeat in combat