Flashcards in Chapter 2 Deck (25):
What two things did Marco Polo do for a living?
Author and explorer
What invention helped the book Travels become published all over Europe?
The moveable typing 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?
To find new trade routes to west Africa
Where was the Gold 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 the sant 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?
Treaty of tordesillas
Where does the term "America" comes from?
Explorer Amerigo Vespucci
Whose crew was the first to circumnavigate the world?
Who was the first Spaniard to reach the mainland of North America?
Juan poncede Leon
Juan Ponce de Leon searched for Gold and what...?
The fountain of youth
What empire did Hernan Cortes destroy?
Why did many Native Americans die after the European arrival?
Disease weakened there armies
How far west did Hernando de Soto reach?
What was the encomienda?
The right to demand labor or taxes on native Americans
Who thought the treatment of Native Americans by the Spanish was cruel?
Bartolome 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?
An exchange of plants, animals, and diseases that changed lives forever
What countries looked for a Northwest Passage to Asia?
England, France and the Netherlands
Quebec was established by which nation?