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Aztec/Inca
middle american civilizations, destroyed by Cortes/Pizarro (respectively), were able to develop because of the climate, which allowed for an extended growing season
Mound Builders
native americans who built mounds, practiced settled agriculture
Encomienda System
system of labor which gave conquistadores control over native american population- defense in exchange for labor, basically feudalism
Treaty of Tordesillas
At Tordesillas ambassadors from Spain and Portugal moved the Line of Demarcation west, thereby allowing Portugal to claim Brazil when it was discovered
New Laws of 1542
no new ecomiendas, no inheritance; attempt to be less brutal to native americans
Barbados slave codes
were especially harsh, set an example of how to treat slaves for american colonists