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Chapter Two Vocab (Swavely Edition)
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a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
to sail around the world
a large estate farmed by many workers
A grant of land made by Spain to a settler in the Americas, including the right to use Native Americans as laborers on it
people born in Spain
economic policy that held that a nation prospered by exporting more goods to foreign nations
water route to asia through North America sought by european explorers
Courer de bois
"runner of the woods" in French
an organization of people (or nations) involved in a pact or treaty
English explorer who claimed Newfoundland for England while looking for Northwest Passage
an English sailor; he was looking for the Northwest passage but never found it. In 1609 he discovered the Hudson River that was named after him. He thought he found the Pacific Ocean but it was really the Hudson Bay. Affter months of trying to find an outlet his crew rebelled on him and sent him adrift.
Samuel de Champlain
sailed down St. Lawrence River in 1608 and established trading post at Quebec City, creating the French colony of New France
french missionary who voyaged to reach Mississippi
Italian explorer who sailed to the Caribbean trying to find a western route to Asia
(thought to have discovered America)
Vasco Nunes de Balboa
16th century European explorer who became the first to discover the Pacific Ocean
first explorer to circumnavigate the globe
Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
Aztec emperor defeated and killed by the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes.
Barttolome de Las Casas
leading political advocate for Native Americans
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