Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/12

Click to flip

12 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Tributaries
Rivers or streams that flow into a larger body of water.
Deforestation
The process of cutting and clearing away trees from a forest.
Tropical Zone
The area between the latitudes 23.27º north and 23.27º south, where the weather is typically hot.
El Niño
A warm ocean current linked to unusually high air pressure in the South Pacific and known for brining heavy rains to Latin America.
Hieroglyphs
Symbols repesenting words or syllables in the Maya language.
Chinampas
Aztec floating gardens.
Machu Picchu
Stone city built by the Inca high in the Peruvian Andes.
Hernán Cortés
Spanish soldier who conquered the Aztec in 1521.
Montezuma
Aztec ruler who was conquered by the Spanish.
Francisco Pizarro
Spanish soldier who conquered the Inca in 1531.
Atahualpa
Inca ruler routed by the Spanish.
Columbian Exchange
The exchange of goods and ideas between Europe and its colonies in North and South America.