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10 Cards in this Set

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a Spanish conqueror of the Americas
a settlement of people living in a new territory, linked with the parent country by trade and direct government control
a set of principals that dominated economic thought in the seventeenth century; it held that the prosperity of a nation depended on a large supply of gold and silver
the difference in value between what a nation imports and what it exports over time
balance of trade
went around the Cape of Good Hope and cut across the Indian Ocean to the coast of India, where he arrived at Calicut and took on a cargo of spices in May 1498
Vasco da Gama
underestimated the size of the Earth, sailed to the Americas with Spanish finances, and explored Cuba and the Hispaniola Islands
Christopher Columbus
explored the New England coast line of the Americas for England
John Cabot
a Florentine, sent on several voyages and wrote letters describing the lands he saw, these led to the name America for the new lands
Amerigo Vespucci
controlled the Incan Empire high in the Peruvian Andes
Fransisco Pizarro
landed in the Philippine Islands before the Spanish
Ferdinand Magellan