Flashcards in Chapter 2 Deck (25):
What two things did Marco Polo do for a living?
Explorer and author
What invention helped the book Travels become published all over Europe?
The moveable type of printing press
What two things did the Portuguese trade for in West Africa?
Gold and slaves
The age of exploration and discovery in Europe was called the...?
Why did the Portuguese most want to explore the world?
trade routes to Asia.
Where was the Gold Coast?
Africa's west coast
What explorer completed the eastern sea route to Asia around Africa?
Vasco de gama
What were the three ships that Columbus sailed with?
Nina, pinta, and Santa Mari
What country’s flag was high on the ship of Columbus on his voyage?
What European group landed in North America long before Columbus?
The Viking ships
What treaty allowed Spain to have first right to claim North and South America?
Treaty of Tordesillas
Where does the term "America" comes from?
Whose crew was the first to circumnavigate the world?
Who was the first spaniard to reach the main land of North America?
Juan ponce de Leon
Juan Ponce de Leon searched for Gold and what...?
Fountain of youth
What empire did Hernan Cortes destroy?
Why did many Native Americans die after the European arrival?
How far west did Hernando de Soto reach?
As far as Oklahoma
What was the encomienda?
The right to demand taxes or labor from native Americans.
Who thought the treatment of Native Americans by the Spanish was cruel?
Bartolomme de las casa
What was the religious and historical movement when the Christian church split into
Catholic and Protestant groups?
What was the Columbian Exchange?
Plants animals and Diseases that changes life forever
What countries looked for a Northwest Passage to Asia?
England, France and Netherlands
Quebec was established by which nation?