5 terms

SS Chp 5 Vocabulary

a Spanish explorer who came to the Americas in the 1500s and claimed large areas of land for Spain
Northwest Passage
the supposed route across the northern part of North America that Europeans were looking for but never found
contagious disease
a sickness that can pass quickly from one person to another as germs are spread by touch or through the air
East Indies
Southeast Asia, including India, Indonesia, and Malaysia
a community ruled by another country, not by its own people