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APUSH Unit One: Chapter 1

"New World Beginnings"
STUDY
PLAY
Primogenture
system of inheritance from father to elfers son for ownership or possesion or land
(Ch. 1)
Mestizo
A person of mixed Spanish and Native American ancestry.
(Ch. 1)
Moors
Spanish Muslims
(Ch. 1)
Treaty of Tordesillas
treaty where Spain and Portugal divided newly found non-Christian land in New World (Ch. 1)
Enclosure
process of taking over and fencing off land once shared by peasant farmers (Ch. 1)
Pueblos
villages of large apartment-style compounds made of stone and adobde. (Ch. 1)
`Black Legend
Promoted by Bartolome de Las Casas. Belief that the Spanish only killed, tortured, and stole in the Americas while doing nothing good (Ch. 1)
Incas
Ancient civilization (1200-1500AD) that was located in the Andes in Peru (Ch. 1)
Aztecs
Ancient civilization (1200-1521AD) that was located in what is present-day Mexico City (Ch. 1)
Mayas
Native American empire located in the Yucatan Peninsula., Ancient from about A. D. 300 to A. D. 900. (Ch. 1)
Columbian Exchange
The global transfer of plants, animals, and diseases that occurred during the European colonization of the Americas
(Ch. 1)
Conquistadors
spanish soldiers and explorers who led military expeditions in the Americas and captured land for Spain
(Ch. 1)
Malinche
daughter of a Mayan leader that helped Cortes as his main translator and kept an eye on Aztec spies (Ch. 1)