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the first global age : Europe, the Americas and Africa 1492-1750


name for the Spanish explorers who would claim lands in the Americas for Spain




formal agreement between two or more nations or powers to cooperate and come to one another's defense

civil war

war fought between two groups of people in the same nation


someone who is sent on a religious mission


money taken in through taxes



Samuel De Champlain

explorer, geographer and map maker

Louis XIV

French king

Jamestown, Virgina

where the Engish built their first permanent colony


people who wereseeking religious freedom

Mayflower Compact

guidelines for governing

French and Indian War

a war in North America between France and Britain

Treaty of Paris

This treaty ended the Seven Years War


The people Columbus came in contact with in the West Indies.

Hernan Cortes

Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)


Aztec emperor defeated and killed by the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes.

Francisco Pizarro

Spanish explorer who conquered the Incas


Last ruling Inca emperor of Peru. He was executed by the Spanish.

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