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18 terms

Social Studies Grade 5 Williams

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expedition
A journey to achieve a specific goal
revolt
A violent uprising against a ruler or group
presidio
Spanish forts built to protect their colonies against attack
merchant
A person who buys and sells goods to earn money
colony
An area of land ruled by another country
conquistador
A Spanish soldier who defeated others and took their land and riches
slavery
A cruel system which people are bought and sold and made to work without pay
settlement
A small group of people living in a new place
epidemic
An outbreak of disease that spreads quickly
astrolave
A tool that measures the height of the sun or star above the horizon
hacienda
A large ranch, often with a village or church
caravan
A group of people and animals who traveled together
navigation
The science of planning and controlling a ship
mission
A religious community where priests taught Christianity
convert
To change one's religion or belief
technology
The use of scientific knowledge and tools to do things better and more rapidly
compass
An instrument with a magnetic needle that determines a direction (N, S, E, W)
profit
Money left over after all expenses have been paid