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Chapter 2: Exploring the Americas
Terms in this set (12)
Portuguese explorer. Explored the southernmost part of Africa.
Dutch and English explorer. Looked for the Northwest Passage, finding the Hudson Bay.
Portuguese explorer who sailed to the southernmost part of South America. Named the Pacific Ocean.
Vasco da Gama
Portuguese explorer. Opened trade route to India.
Pedro Álvares Cabral
Portuguese explorer. Claimed Brazil for Portugal.
Italian explorer who sailed for Spain. Led the voyage that "discovered" the Americas.
a point of land that sticks out into water, much like a peninsula
to travel completely around something, usually by water
A 16th-century religious movement rejecting or changing some Roman Catholic teachings and practices and establishing the Protestant churches.
A form of Christianity that was in opposition to the Catholic Church.
A fleet of warships.
A sea passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific along the north coast of North America.
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