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Macmillan/McGraw-Hill United States: Adventures in Time and Place: Chapter 6 Vocabulary

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expedition
A journey made for a special purpose.
colony
A settlement far away from the country that rules it.
Columbian exchange
The movement of people, plants, animals, and germs in either direction across the Atlantic Ocean following the voyages of Columbus.
conquistador
A name for the Spanish conquerors who first came to the Americas in the 1500s.
encomienda
A very large piece of land that often included several Indian villages.
missionary
A person who teaches his or her religion to others who have different beliefs.