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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Chapter 2 Exploring the Americas Vocabulary List
Terms in this set (15)
period of intellectual and artistic creativity (1300-1600)
The application of scientific discoveries to practical use.
Line of Demarcation
An imaginary line running down the middle of the Atlantic Ocean dividing the Americas between Spain and Portugal.
A narrow passageway connecting two larger bodies of water.
to sail around the world.
Spanish explorer or conqueror in the Americas in the 1500s
money paid for protection.
home or community of homes built by Native Americans
Spanish fort in the Americas
system of rewarding Conquistadors with land and the right to demand taxes and slave labor from the Native Americans.
Theory that a nation's power is dependent on its wealth
exchange of goods, ideas, and people between the Americas.
water route to Asia through North America sought by European explorers
Southerners who went against Southern views and wanted to reform the South during Reconstruction.
Who was the primary speaker at the ceremony?
True of False: The population of the English colonies outnumbered the Spanish and French by more than one million.
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