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Western Hemisphere Chapter 6 Latin America - Its Land and History

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