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elizabethmoehr
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Which of the following statements best describes the use of the term “new world”? A. "New world" referred to the expanded understanding of the Earth's landmasses as a result of Magellan's expedition. B. "New world" is how Europeans of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries referred to the continents of North and South America. C.. "New world" is the term given to Spanish culture by the civilizations of North and South America.

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nenanita27

The correct answer is B. "New world" is how Europeans of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries referred to the continents of North and South America. Europe is considered to be the Old World because it has had civilizations close to our understanding way back in ancient times. This was called new because it was unknown until then.

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