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Spanish word for corn

Maize

2

A measure of how dry an area is

Aridity

3

Nomadic peoples who live by hunting, fishing, and/or harvesting wild food

Hunter Gatherer

4

Continental trade route named after the man who discovered America, in which food, culture, animals, diseases, and much more was transported between both the New World, and the Old World.

Columbian Exchange

5

The political structure in which there are multiple nobles who own land and their own military. The only thing preventing war is the king, who is a major religious figure. Practiced in Europe.

Feudalism

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Economic structure in which the government has limited control over how business is carried out within the nation's borders.

Capitalism

7

Different technologies developed that made the voyage of Columbus possible

Maritime Technology

8

Investors would lend money to a trading company, in return for a specified amount of the profit

Joint-Stock Companies

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Widespread deadly diseases, which ultimately made the conquering of the Americas much easier for the Europeans

Epidemics