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Spanish and Portuguese Influence on Latin America powerpoint

  1. 2. <ul><li>Christopher Columbus was sponsored by Spain. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>His mission: find a quick and safe route to Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Columbus never reached Asia ; he landed in the Americas in 1492 and claimed the surrounding land for Spain. </li></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>Spanish explored, conquered, and settled areas of Florida, Mexico, and parts of Central and South America. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>also claimed many islands in the Caribbean </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today, most people in these areas speak Spanish. </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>Portugal claimed the land from the Atlantic Ocean across South America to the Andes Mountains. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It covered most of the vast Amazon River region, in what is now present-day Brazil. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today, most people in this area (Brazil) speak Portuguese. </li></ul>
  4. 7. Latin America: a combination of Spanish colonies (brown) and Portuguese colonies (tan).
  5. 8. <ul><li>The Spanish and Portuguese spread their culture across the region: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>developed colonies that were similar to the ones in Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conquered the natives and forced them to learn their languages: Spanish and Portuguese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also converted the natives to their religion : Roman Catholicism </li></ul></ul>
  6. 9. Languages in Latin America green -Spanish orange -Portuguese blue -French
  7. 10. <ul><li>The term “ Latin America ” started in the 1800s. </li></ul><ul><li>It refers to the group of countries that speak mostly languages based on the ancient Latin language. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish and Portuguese are both derivatives of Latin. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The region of Latin America shares a common history, and culture including languages and religion. </li></ul>

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