19 terms

Exploration and the Colonial Era People, Terms & Concepts

Marco Polo
first European to establish a trade route to Asia
Christopher Columbus
settler out to get goods. Got lost found North America (New World)
Amerigo Vespucci
Who America is named after
Columbian Exchange
The trade between Columbus and the natives.
areas that are settled by immigrants
the first English attempt to settlement.
The second English settlement
Virginia Company
ruled by the king. sent colonies out in search of land.
Magna Carta
Made the king obey the law
House of Burgesses
the first of self government in English colonies
John Rolfe
A farmer who found the crop tobacco and became rich off of it.
group of Christians that didnt agree with the king to worship God in their own way.
meant to increase nations wealth
Balance of Trade
concerns how much stuff you sent out of your country.
Navigation Acts
Force people to sell anything of value.
Triangle Trade
trade between America, Europe, and Africa
Middle Passage
slaves were token from their home land to America were many were killed.
people were already settled had slaves and crops.
Indentured Servants
White Slaves