Latin America History Study Guide

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The Columbian Exchange refers to the exchange of goods between Latin America and Europe
Francisco Pizarro conquered the Incan Empire in Peru in the 1530s
Portugal colonies Brazil in the 1500s
Miguel Hidalgo is best known as the Father of Independence in Haiti
Latin America is predominantly Christian in religion and the most common form of Christianity is Catholicism.
Atahualpa was the last Spanish king.
The African slave trade gave more opportunities for Africans to own land
Sugar cane, which was brought from Africa, created the most colonial period demand for labor.
Because indigenous people were in short supply due to warfare and diseases, Europeans chose slaves from Africa as a labor source in the New World.
The alphabet and a game played with a rubber ball are the two main culutral features brought to Latin America by the Spanish
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The religion practiced and languages spoken throughout much of Latin America are similar because the people were colonized by the same countries
Simon Bolivar is often referred to as 'The Liberator'
Boukman led the Haitians to independence.
Palm Trees were not part of the Columbian Exchange
More soldiers helped the Spanish to defeat the Aztecs
In 1521, Hernan Cortes discovered an ancient Maya city.
In the 1500s, Portugal held the most colonies in South America
Sugar plantations in the Caribbean were worked on by slaves who were brought to the Americas from Asia
Pizarro was the last emperor of the Aztec Empire
The fall of Tenochtitlan marked the end of the Aztec empire

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