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Northwest Passage
a waterway through the Americas
navigation
the science of plotting and controlling the course of a ship
settlement
a community of people in a new region
invasion
the use of force to conquer
conquistador
conqueror
enslaved
forcing people into slavery
Armada
a fleet of ships
plantations
large farms
Columbian Exchange
the name used to describe the peoples, plants, and animals that crossed the Atlantic Ocean after Columbus' first trip to the Americas
ambush
attack by surprise
legend
a story handed down from earlier times
rebel
resisted authority
slavery
a cruel system in which people worked without pay and had no freedom
circumnavigate
sail around the world
privateer
the captain of an armed, privately owned ship, hired by a government to attack enemy ships
immunity
resistance to disease
epidemic
the spread of disease among many people