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Grade 8 Exploration
Mercantilism is a type of                .
  1. Government
  2. Economic System
  3. Religion
  4. Street name
Grade 8 Exploration
Whatever Europeans settled in the Americas, Native Americans
  1. grew wealthy by trading with colonists.
  2. died out in large numbers from disease.
  3. attacked and killed the strangers.
  4. gave up their traditional ways of life.
Grade 8 Exploration
The primary goal of Spain's financial sponsorship of Columbus' initial explorations and later expeditions to the New World was to find a new source of gold and silver to boost Spain's economy. Spain, under the leadership of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella also felt they had another duty to perform in the New World.
The duty was to:
  1. Spread the new concept of democracy and constitutional rights to less enlightened civilizations.
  2. To map and chart the new lands they found
  3. To create new colonies and settlements in the New World
  4. Convert as many people as possible to Catholicism
Grade 8 Exploration
Christopher Columbus's four voyages across the Atlantic led to
  1. a decline in Europe's population as a result of new diseases.
  2. an exchange of people, foods, and germs between Europe and the Americas.
  3. a race between Spain and India to claim large parts of the Americas.
  4. the introduction of slavery to Spain and other parts of Europe.
Grade 8 Exploration
Settlers in the Spanish borderlands were mostly
  1. pirates and runaway slaves
  2. farmers and cattle ranchers
  3. miners and treasure seekers
  4. soldiers and Catholic priests
Grade 8 Exploration
During the 1500's, Spanish conquistadors conquered Mexico and most of
  1. North America
  2. Louisiana
  3. South America.
  4. Canada
Grade 8 Exploration
Grade 8 Exploration
In the late 1400's, Europeans greatly desired spices from
  1. the Orient
  2. Phoenicia
  3. Vinland
  4. the Yucatan
Grade 8 Exploration
During the Columbian Exchange,                                       travelled between Europe and the Americas.
  1. illegal drugs.
  2. soldiers fighting against the Muslims.
  3. plants, animals, and disease.
  4. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand.
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