THE FOLKS

Vasco de Balboa

Christopher Columbus

Hernando Cortés

Bartholomeu Dias

Elizabeth I

Eric the Red

Leif Erickson

Ferdinand of Aragon

Vasco da Gama

Henry the Navigator

Isabella of Castile

Bartolomé de Las Casas Ferdinand Magellan

Montezuma

Phillip II

Francisco Pizarro

Walter Raleigh

Amerigo Vespucci

THE TERMS

armada

astrolabe

caravel

compact

coureurs de bois

creole

encomienda

guild

Huguenots

joint-stock company

lateen

magnetic compass

mercantilism

mesoamerican

mestizo

miscegenation

peninsulare

seigneuries

stern rudder

THE ISSUES

Iberian Exploration

New Technology

The Commercial Revolution

The First Immigrants to the Americas

The Earliest American Cultures:

    Mayas

    Mexica (Aztecs)

    Incas

    Pueblo

    Algonquin

The Vikings

The Treaty of Tordesillas

The Spanish Conquistadores

New Spain

New France

New Netherlands

The Defeat of the Spanish Armada

English Beginnings:

    Roanoke

    Virginia

    The Pilgrims