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Chapter 13: The Age of Exploration
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Vasco de Gama's discovery of a route to India by sea proved to be .....
very profitable, since de Gama returned with a cargo of spices and made a profit of several thousand percent.
..... went to his grave believing that he had discovered a westward passage to Asia, when in fact he had actually discovered the Americas.
What was the name of the set of principles that dominates economic thought in the seventeenth century?
Who were the first European settlers of the Hudson River valley?
The ..... society of eastern Nigeria produced more slave than practically any other in the continent.
Originally, African slves were brought to the Americas to supply labor for .....
The Moluccas were known to Europeans as the .....
In southeast Asia, European influence .....
was mostly limited to the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian Archipelago.
..... became the dominant religion on the southeast Asian mainland from 1500 to 1800.
The Dutch tried to dominate the clove trade by .....
limiting cultivation of the crop to one island and forcing others to stop the growing and trade of the spice.
To Portugese explorers, the southern coast of West Africa became known as the .....
The Treaty of Tordesillas, signed in 1494, .....
established a line of demarcation between territories controlled by Portugal and those controlled by Spain.
..... explored the New England coastline of the Americas for England.
According to mercantilists, the prosperity of a nation depended on .....
a large supply of bullion, or gold and silver.
What was the name for the journey of slaves from Africa to America?
the Middle Passage
The African society of ..... was changed from a brilliant society to a corrupt and brutal place by the slave trade.
Aggressive Dutch traders were able to .....
reduce the English influence on the spice market to a single port on the southern coast of Sumatra.
European rulers and merchants were determined to gain control of the islands of southeast Asia because .....
the spice trade there was enormously profitable.
Europeans had less impact on the mainland stated of southeast Asia because .....
the mainland states were able to unite and drive the Europeans out.
The ..... is the difference in value between what a nation imports and what it exports over time.
balance of trade
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