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SAT Subject Test: US. History-Key Terms 1500-1700

Key Terms 1500-1700:

Exploration and Colonization


Explorers in the late 15th, 16th, and early 17th centuries began the European phase of American history.Their "discoveries" in the New dispelled rumors of a northwest passage and settled ancient questions of world geography. Contact between Europeans and Native Americans would have a dramatic effect on Europe, but a devastating impact on those whowerewrongly called "Indians."Christopher Columbus: Spanish explorer who, with the backing of Ferdinand V and Isabella I,discovered the North American continent on October 12,1492. Though he was originally seeking awestward route to India, his fleet of ships consisting of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria reached the island of Hispanola, claiming it for Spain.

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