Flashcards in Chapter 2 Deck (25):
What two things did Marco Polo do for a living?
He was an author and an explorer
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?
They were looking for new trade routes to Asia
What invention helped the book Travels become published all over Europe?
Movable type printing press
Where was the Gold Coast?
West African coast
What explorer completed the eastern sea route to Asia around Africa
Vasco da gamous
What were the three ships that Columbus sailed with?
Nina Pinta Santa Maria
What country’s flag was high on the ship of Columbus on his voyage?
What European group landed in North America long before Columbus?
What treaty allowed Spain to have first right to claim North and South America?
Where does the term "America" comes from?
Whose crew was the first to circumnavigate the world?
Who was the first spaniard to reach the mainland of 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?
They were not immune to the diseases that the Europeans brought
How far west did Hernando de Soto reach?
What was the encomienda?
The right to demand taxes or labor from the Native Americans
Who thought the treatment of Native Americans by the Spanish was cruel
Bartolone de las Casas
What was the religious and historical movement when the Christian church split into
Catholic and Protestant groups?
What was the Columbian Exchange?
The trade of plant animals and diseases from one place to another
What countries looked for a Northwest Passage to Asia?
England France and the Netherlands
Quebec was established by which nation?