Colonizer - Usually a European country that takes over land and people outside of Europe.
Colony - A place that is taken over by another country, which is used for its resources and people's labor.
Encomienda - A system in Spanish colonies in which Spanish people were given land by the Spanish government. These Spanish landowners were also "given" Native American people as slaves.
Independence - Most people living in colonies got tired of being colonized, so they fought for independence from the colonizers.
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