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what is a compass

a device that measures direction with north south east and west

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what is an astrolabe

piece of equipment on ships that tell latitudes

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what is a caravel

Portuguese ship with 3 sails

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what is mercantilism

an economic system to enhance the wealth and power of a nation

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what happened in 1488

Portuguese led the way

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who is Bartolemeu Dias

Portuguese explorer

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who is vasco da Gama

was the first to sail directly from Europe to India

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what were the 4 things the explorers longed for

cinnamon gold ivory and sugar

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who was Columbus's expedition sponsored by

king Ferdinand of spain

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where did Columbus end up

3000 miles west

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in what year did Columbus set sail for spain

1492

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what did Columbus name the indians

Los Indios

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what did amerigo Vespucci do

he called south America the new world in 1507 and America was named after him

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what did martin waldseemuller do

he produced a world globe and a large world map bearing the 1st use of the name America

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what did magellin do

he was the 1st to sail around the world

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who was martin luther

he was a monk in Germany who protested against a catholic church

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what was martin luther the leader of

the protestant reformation

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in what years did john Calvin live

1509-1564

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what did john Calvin do

he started the religion Calvinism

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what did the protestant reformation do

the protestant reformation put people in office to represent the people

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what did bartolemeu dias do

became the first European mariner to go around the southern tip of Africa and he opened the way for a sea route from Europe to asia