Built chinampas-- "floating gardens" or islands for agriculture over their swampy land.
Advanced economy, trade, and governmental systems.
1438-1533 -- Inca Empire
Used quipus (knotted cords) in place of writing.
Extensive road system.
Used mita system as labor system-- everyone had to work periodically for the state in some form (later taken by Spanish).
1440 -- Swahili city-states flourish
1440 -- Printing press invented
1400s -- Caravel invented
1441 -- Start of Atlantic slave trade
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1 hour - 1200-1450 CE
1 hour - 1450-1750 CE
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Historical Period 2: Units 3 and 4 (1450 to 1750)
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1453 -- Ottoman conquest of Constantinople
1450s-1480s -- Russia overthrows Mongol rule in Moscow
1464-1591 -- Songhai Empire
1469 -- Sikhism begins
1491 -- Reconquista of Spain
1492 -- Columbus sails to the "New World"/Spain begins to colonize the Americas/Columbian Exchange begins
Spanish Empire used the hacienda and encomienda system, as well as a caste system based on race.