TERMS & NAMES For each term or name below, briefly explain its connection to the Atlantic world from 1492 to 1800.

  1. conquistador
  2. encomienda
  3. Jamestown
  4. French and Indian War
  5. Atlantic slave trade
  6. triangular trade
  7. Columbian Exchange
  8. mercantilism



Spain Builds an American Empire

  1. Why did Columbus set sail westward?
  2. What were three goals of the Spanish in the Americas?
  3. Why did Popé lead a rebellion against the Spanish?


European Nations Settle North America

  1. What did the Europeans mostly grow in their Caribbean colonies?
  2. What was the result of the French and Indian War?


The Atlantic Slave Trade

  1. What factors led European colonists to use Africans to resupply their labor force?
  2. What were the conditions on board a slave ship?
  3. What were several ways in which enslaved Africans resisted their treatment in the Americas?