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rivers or streams that flow into a larger body of water


the process of cutting and clearing away trees from a forest

Tropical Zone

the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn

El Nino

a warming of the ocean water along the western coast of South America that typically occurs around Christmastime


pictures and other written symbols that stand for ideas, things, or sounds


a floating garden on which the Aztec grew crops

Machu Picchu

the city that is the most remarkable of Inca stonework, which stands almost 8,000 feet above sea level.

Hernan Cortes'

A famous Spanish soldier that claimed the Aztec Empire for Spain in 1521 and renamed it New Spain

Montezuma II

Aztec ruler in 1519

Francisco Pizarro

Spanish soldier that claimed Atahualpa's empire for Spain


Inca ruler

Columbian Exchange

the exchange of goods and ideas between Europe and its colonies in North and South America

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