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Amerigo Vespucci
Aztec Empire
Bartolomeu Dias
Columbian Exchange
Francisco Pizarro
Gold, Glory, God
Henry Hudson
Henry the Navigator
Hernando Cortes
Incan Empire
Line of Demarcation
Middle Passage
Slave Trade
Small Pox
Spanish Armada
Treaty of Tordesillas
Triangular Trade
Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Exploration and Colonization Word Search :) Crossword


A small sailing ship caravel
A person who goes on adventures to discover new things explorer
Portuguese explorer who organized the Spanish expedition to the East indies from 1519 to 1522 Magellan
A long journey over seas Voyage
An instrument used for navigation compass
Navigators used it to measure the inclined position in the sky Astrolabe
The 1st European to reach India by sea Vasco da Gama
An important figure in the 15th century Prince Henry the Navigator
An Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer that discovered America Christopher Columbus
A period in the 15th century where European ships traveled around the world to search for new trading routes and partners Age of Exploration
A water route to Asia through the North America sought by the European explorers Northwest Passage
An exchange of goods, ideas, and people between Europe and the Americas Colombian Exchange
A land ruled by another country Colony
A large farm Plantation
Sailing all around the world circumnavigate
A document constituting a fundamental guarantee of rights and privileges Magna Carta
Early European settlers of the Plymouth Colony Pilgrims
Part ownership in a business Stock
An act of holding people against their will and making them work without pay Slavery
Crops such as tobacco, rice, and indigo, that were grown for export to Europe; not grown for the farmer’s use Cash crop

The Age Of Exploration Crossword


Columbus set out on his voyage this year 1492
Columbus had two of these Notebooks
He was the king of Spain and sponsored Columbus Ferdinand
It was a diesease that is caused by a lack of vitamin c Scurvy
How many ships did Columbus have Three
A group of nations ruled by over by one country Empire
A country or region that is ruled by another country Colony
An instrument which gives direction Compass
A ship that is clinker built and has lateen sails Caravel
Early navigational maps of the sea Portolan charts
Distance from the equator Latitude
Native empire in Peru conquered by Pizarro Inca
Native empire in Mexico conquered by Cortes Aztec
Triangular sails that allowed ships to sail against the wind Lateen sails
Way of calculating the speed of a ship by counting knots Log and line
Agreement that divided the new world between Spain and Portugal Treaty of tordesillas
Ships that were built with overlapping planks of wood Clinker built
Instrument which gives latitude by looking at the position of the North Star in the sky Quadrant
Instrument which gives latitude by looking at the position of the in the sky Astrolabe
He sailed around the globe and proved that it was round Magellan

Maya, Inca, and Aztec Crossword


"Place of the prickly pear cactus", capital of the Aztec Empire Tenochtitlan
He found the pacific ocean Vasco Nunez De Balboa
A rope with knotted cords of different lengths and colors quipu
"floating gardens" Aztec way of farming land surrounded by swamps chinampa
Incan settlement in the Andes north-west of Cuzco, Peru machu picchu
Land mass in southern mexico extending north-east into the Gulf of Mexico Yucatan peninsula
City in southern Peru Cuzco
Civilization of Mesoamerica located in the valley of Mexico aztec
The global exchange of people, goods, technology, ideas, and diseases that began after Christopher Columbus' voyages columbian exchange
Civilization located in South America in the Indies Mts. inca
Political agreements between people or states to work together alliance
A device used for finding latitude at sea astrolabe
Books used by Aztecs to record their religion and history codices
one of the oldest and largest Mayan cities Tikal
Ruler of Inca at the time of the spanish conquest atahualpa
A land between north and south America Mesoamerica
He found more of canada up north Henry hudson
the founder of Canada, also a french explorer Jacques cartier
Island in the west Indies hispaniola
Portuguese explorer who traveled around the world ferdinand magellan
He accidently found the americas christopher columbus
Portuguese explorer who tried to get to India Vasco da gama
the science of map making cartography
A device used to find direction while traveling compass
The mayan word for flat region Peten
Conquistador who conquered the Inca empire francisco pizarro
Conquistador who conquered the Aztec empire Hernan Cortes
Spanish conqueror or soldier in the Americas Conquistador
The Aztec emperor before Hernan Cortes Montezuma
Civilization of Mesoamerica located in the yucatan peninsula Maya

European Explorers Crossword


Europeans began ____________ North America. exploring
___________ were people from Europe. Explorers
When explorers arrived, _________ peoples guided through their traditional territories. Aboriginal
Early North American communities were called _________. colonies
Goods from the __________ included silk cloth and spices such as cloves and cinnamon. Indies
Routes from ________ to Europe were controlled traders who charged high prices for bringing goods to Europe. Asia
In 1492, the king and queen of Spain were interested in the ideas of the master mariner named ____________ ____________. Christopher Columbus
Three famous Spanish ships were named the Nina, the Pinta & the ___________ ____________. Santa Maria
Explorers looked for the ________ _______ at night to help them find directions. North Star
This name was used to describe the Aboriginal peoples for many years. Indians
_________ are people whose main job is trading. Merchants
______ _______ travelled further north than Columbus did. John Cabot
________ are things that are fair for people to have or do. Rights
John Cabot found more _______ than people. fish
The ________ was in charge of the ship. captain
________ ______ started working on ships as young as nine or ten years old. Ship boys
Work on a ship went on _________ _______ hours a day. twenty four
Most meals on a ship included __________, a soup or stew made of boiled fish and peas. pottage
After many days at sea, pale, wiggly beetles called _________ usually got into the biscuits. weevils
A __________ is someone who doesn't have experience at sea. landlubber

7th grade History Crossword


Prince of Portugal who started a school of navigation Prince henry
Explorer, accidentally rounded tip of Africa Bartolomeu Dias
Sailed to India by going along Africa Vasco da Gama
Italian explorer, sailed west, thought he landed in India Christopher Columbus
First to sail all away around world, died along the way, crew made it. Ferdinand Magellan
Second to sail around the world, survived Sir Fransis Drake
Discovered Aztecs, killed them, stole gold Hernando Cortes
Discovered Incans in Peru Francisco Pizzaro
Navigation device that points north Compass
Area in ocean with no wind Doldrums
Viking who discovered Greenland Erik the Red
Japanese warrior Samurai
Ceremony in which a samurai would kill themeself Seppuku
Leader of the Aztecs Montezuma
People of pure Spanish decent born in America Creoles

Chapter 13 Exploration and Discovery Crossword


Who traveled to China in 1271? Marco Polo
What instrument greatly aided sailors in navigation and map making? Compass
Word that means "distance from the equator" Latitude
Light, fast vessel developed in the 15th century Caravel
"The Navigator" Prince Henry
Who traveled down the coast of Africa and rounded the "Cape of Storms"? Bartolomeu Dias
Who was the first to reach India by going around Africa? Vasco de Gama
Which explorer had the ships the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria? Christopher Columbus
Line that separated the east and the west, drawn by Pope Alexander VI Line of Demarcation
Italian merchant who America was named after Amerigo Vespucci
Who named the Pacific Ocean? Ferdinand Magellan
What does the word "Pacific" mean? Peaceful
What does "Patagonians" mean? Big feet
What civilization had the city of Tenochtitlan? Aztec
What civilization flourished in the 4th century through the 10th, but was eventually conquered by the Spanish? Mayan
What civilization built awesome roads? Inca
What does "conquistadors" mean? Conquerors
Who cut across Panama in 1513? Vasco de Balboa
Who was the greatest of the conquistadors? Cortes
Who was the cruelest of the conquistadors? Pizzaro
What Roman Catholic friar protected the Indians? Las Casas
Who was searching for cities of gold, but actually found the Mississippi river? Hernando de Soto
Who found the Grand Canyon? Cornado
What French explorer had 3 voyages? Cartier
Who was the "Father of New France"? Samuel de Champlain
Who was Louisiana named after? King Louis XIV
Who founded New Amsterdam? Hudson
Who founded Jamestown? Cabot
What was one country that closed its borders to western civilization? China
Where did the English trade mainly? India

Age of exploration Crossword


An illness sailors get from lack of vitamin C scurvy
People who believed in other religions heathens
A new model of a ship Caravel
Triangular shaped sails Lateen sails
overlapping planks of wood clinker built
How you keep direction at sea Navigation
Distance from the equator latitude
Early navigational maps of the sea Portolan charts
Europes excellence in map making sagres
First european sailor to reach the bottom of africa Bartolomeu Dias
The agreement spain and portugal reached Treaty of Tordesillas
Italian sailor who discovered america Christopher Columbus
Columbus believed the earth was Round
The ship Columbus captained on his voyage Santa Maria
Columbus kept two of these log books
means sail all around the globe circumnavigate
Aztec capital city tenochititlan
An instrument used to work out a ships latitude Astrolabes
an object that contained a small magnetic needle Compass
how sailors worked out speed and distance travelled Log Line and Knots

Age of Discovery Crossword


What contributed to the Scientific Revolution? Observation
Which Spanish explorer was the first to circumnavigate the globe? Ferdinand Magellan
Who discovered the circulation of the blood? William Harvey
Europeans started exploring because they wanted to trade with this continent Asia
This Portuguese Prince opened a school to teach explorers how to sail Prince Henry the Navigator
This Empire is in between Europe and Asia Ottoman
Vasco de Gama sailed around this continent Africa
This French explorer sailed to Canada Jaques Cartier
This Spanish explorer conquered the Incan Empire Francisco Pizarro
Hernando Cortez conquered what Central American Empire? Aztec
Francis Drake sailed under this European Country England
This explorer is credited as one of the first to sail to the New World Christopher Columbus
This Empire expanded into Central America Spanish
Trade between Europe and the Americas Columbian Exchange
Trade between Europe, the Americas, and Africa Triangular Trade
What was transported during the Middle Passage of the Triangular Trade Slaves
What led to the demise of 95% of the Native populations in the Americas? Disease
Nicolas Copernicus came up with this theory that posited that the Sun was the center of the universe Heliocentric Theory
Galileo invented this object Telescope
This scientist developed the laws of planetary motion Johannes Kepler
Isaac Newton discovered the laws of ________ and motion Gravity
The motivations for exploring were God, _________, and Glory Gold

APUSH Period 1 Crossword Puzzle


A system where encomenderos would offer protection and Catholicism for labor. Encomienda System
He was an encomenderos. In the Mid-1500s, he came to see his encomienda and saw the inhumane treatment and abuse the encomienda system promoted. He started petitioning the King of Spain to institute laws that would protect natives against abusive practices. Bartolome De Las Casas 
It put regulations on inhuman practices.   New Laws of 1542 
About 91% of all of them died from diseases that were being brought over to the Americas from Europe. Native Americans
It was a process of transferring plants, animals, diseases, and people between the Old and New Worlds. Columbian Exchange
He was given 3 ships (the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria) by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. He arrived at the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. By 1494, he decided to “subjugate by force of arms” the Taino, Arawak, and Carib people.  Christopher Columbus
They married and merged Castile and Aragon unifying Spain and stopping the encroachment of the Moors (Reconquista). They also funded Christopher Columbus’s voyage to America.   Ferdinand and Isabella
Spain went to the Pope because they were scared Portugal would try to take their territory. This treaty, in 1494, divided the world between Spain (having the western hemisphere) and Portugal (having land east however Portugal technically had Brazil). They didn’t ask the native people or anyone else in Europe for that matter. Treaty of Tordesillas 
The night Moctezuma drove Cortes from Tenochtitlan.  Noche Triste
In 1680, Pueblos revolt against attacks on their religion, killing priests and destroying Catholic missionaries. Spain lost control of Santa Fe and Mew Mexico for 50 years.  Pope's Rebellion
It was a belief that the Spanish only killed, tortured, and stole in the Americas while doing nothing good.  The Black Legend
In other words, it is corn cultivation, (in 6,000 BCE) domesticated crops and animals, led to civilization, and ended nomadic lifestyle. It was majorly significant to South America.  Maize
It was a practice of growing beans, corn, and squash together. It improved diet and also led to large populations.  Three-sister Farming
It was the 1st European nation to send explorers around the west coast of Africa.  Portugal
It taught people had to be constantly on defense against temptations. Europeans also wanted to share this with others around the world and became a major reason for exploration.  Christianity
The 3 main reasons many colonists wanted to come to the New World. Gold, God, Glory
It allowed sailors to sail with or against wind and made it capable for Europeans to now sail south toward Africa.  Caravel
The bridge that got the earliest Americans between 11,000 and 35,000 years ago from Asia. It was created during the Ice Age.  Beringia Land Bridge 
One of the causes of exploration, He was an Italian adventure who travelled to China, lived there 17 years and wrote a book that described the wealth and products of China.   Marco Polo
First European to see Pacific by crossing Panama in 1513 (claiming all land for Spain).  Vasco Nunez Balboa
An animal brought from Europe that changed the Indians way of life.    Horse
Started in Spain in 1519 with 5 ships, led the 1st successful European circumnavigation of globe in 1522. Ferdinand Magellan
From 1513 to 1521, he explored Florida seeking gold and the “fountain of youth” but unfortunately didn’t find either of those.  Juan Ponce De Leon
In 1509, he went to the Caribbean because of wealth and titles. In the 1520s, he failed to conquer the Inca Empire In 1533, he founded Peru. Eight years later, he was killed by a fellow conquistador named Diego de Almagro.  Francisco Pizarro
From 1539 to 1542, helped with the Inca defeat and explored in Southeast U.S. seeking for gold. He discovered the Mississippi River. He mistreated the Indians and died of fever and wounds. His people threw his body in the Mississippi River.  Hernando De Soto 
In 1519, he entered Aztec capital and discovered their rituals and wealth. He kidnapped Moctezuma, killed 100s of natives, but Spanish ended up running for their lives. He teamed up with other natives to defeat Aztecs. By 1521, he defeated the Aztecs.  Hernan Cortes
Person of mixed European and Indian ancestry.  Mestizos 
Their capital city was Tenochtitlan. They had a warrior culture and are well known for their rituals (human sacrifices). They lived in central Mexico.  Aztecs
They were located in Peru and Andes Mountains. They built road networks, terrace farming, and quipu.   Incas
They were located in Peru and Andes Mountains. They built road networks, terrace farming, and quipu.   Mayas