CH 33 EXPLORATION

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Definition

capitalism

economic system based on investment of money for profit

cartography

art and science of mapmaking

colony

a country or area ruled by another country

conquistadors

Spanish word for conquerors

cottage industry

small-scale business in which people work at home

epidemic

outbreak of a disease that affects many people in an area

latitude

measure of how far north or south a place is from the equator (lines that run parallel to the equator)

longitude

Measure of how far east or west a place is from the lines that run from the North and South Poles

market economy

economy in which prices are determined by the buying & selling decisions of individuals

mercantilism

economic policy by which nations gather as much gold & silver as possible by controlling trade

New World

name given by Europeans to the Americas, which were unknown in Europe before Columbus' voyage

northwest passage

water route through North America that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans