AP US History Chapter 1 ID's - Term Definition Maya...

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Term: Maya Definition: Inhabitants of the Yucatan Peninsula whose civilization was at its height from A.D. 300 to 900. Their civilization included a unique system of writing, mathematics, architecture, sculpture, and astronomy. Term: Aztecs Definition: Inhabitants of the Valley of Mexico who founded their capital, Tenochtitlan, in the early fourteenth century. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish, the Aztecs built a large empire in which they dominated many neighboring peoples. Their civilization included engineering, mathematics, art, and music. Term: Prince Henry of Portugal Definition: Called the "navigator", he established an observatory and school of navigation at Sagres and directed voyages that spurred the growth of Portugal's colonial empire. Term: Songhai Definition: Dominant African State in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Askia Mohammed expanded the empire; reformed government, banking, and education; and adopted Islamic law.
Term: Atlantic Slave Trade Definition: In the 1440s Portugal initiated the

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