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the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
move from one country or region to another and settle there
the area in which something exists or lives
Natural Resources
materials found in nature that are used by living things
knowledge, values, customs, and physical objects that are shared by members of a society
Cultural Region
an area in which a group of people share a similar culture and language
Staple Food
a food item that is commonly found in an area and eaten on a regular basis. Ex: Native Americans in California often used acorns for food and considered them to be a staple
person who moves from place to place in search of food
Columbian Exchange
The exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and technologies between the Americas and the rest of the world following Columbus's voyages. (p. 472)
the condition of being owned by another person and being made to work without wages
Spanish soldiers and explorers who led military expeditions in the Americas and captured land for Spain
a settlement ruled by another country
Spanish military bases located in the americas
people sent out to carry a religious message; also focuses on converting non-Christians to Christianity
"Starving Time"
During the winter of 1609, many Jamestown settlers starved to death because the native Americans would not trade with them. Settlers ate dogs, rats, and even human corpses to survive. Only 60 out of 500 settlers survived the winter.
Roanoke Island
English colony that Raleigh planted on an island off North Carolina in 1585; the colonists who did not return to England disappeared without a trace in 1590


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