Chapter 1

primary source

A document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study.

secondary source

Information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event

Age of Exploration

a period of European exploration and discovery that lasted from about 1418 to 1620

Christopher Columbus

Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)

Columbian Exchange

The exchange of goods and ideas between Native Americans and Europeans




The supreme being who created all things out of love


great honor or praise given by others; great beauty


chief powhatan's daughter married john rolfe


The first permanent English settlement in North America, found in East Virginia


Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia

John Smith

English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia

John Rolfe

married Pocahontas and started the planting of tobacco in Jamestown