Social Studies- Vocabulary

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BeninArea located in delta of Niger riverFeudalismA political system in which nobles are granted the use of lands that legally belong to their king, in exchange for their loyalty, military service, and protection of the people who live on the landManor Systema system in which lords divided their lands into estates, which were farmed mostly by serfs who received protection from the lord in returnCrusadesA series of wars to capture holy landRenaissanceA time of increased in art and learningReformationA 16th century religious movement to correct problems in the Catholic ChurchEuropean Middle AgesA period from the late 400s to about the 1300sprofitMoney a business makes, after subtracting the costs of doing business from the incomeChristopher ColumbusHe mistakenly discovered the Americas in 1492 while searching for a faster route to India.