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key development led to rise of civilizations in Americas

teaching of Islam

what the Muslim traders crossing the Sahara brought from North Africa to West Africa

a required feature of a civilization

organized forms of government and religion, cities that are centers of trade, specialized jobs for different people


method that the Hohokam used to alter their dry environment to make farming possible


how religious practices and art spread through early American cultures

conquered their neighbors

key factor that helped the Aztecs become a strong empire

salt and gold

Ghana became the first West African kingdom to grow rich by controlling the trade of what two things

printing press

what helped spread Renaissance ideas in Europe

results of Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama finding an all-water route to Asia

a)Portugal could trade with Asia without dealing with Muslims or Italians 2) Portugal took control of spice trade 3) Other Europeans began looking for their own water route to Asia

found continents previously unknown to Europe

How did the geographic knowledge Christopher Columbus brought back to spain change European views of the world


The bubonic plague killed about what fraction of the overall population


the group that lost power as a result of the bubonic plague

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