American Colonial Empires: Spain


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American Colonial Empires: Spain

  1. 1. Theme 3 Part 1 Spanish Empire Dylan DeFatta
  2. 2. Diego Vasicuio <ul><li>The Spanish tried to convert the Indians into Catholics. </li></ul><ul><li>Language barrier was a major problem. </li></ul><ul><li>As Indians became slaves to the Spanish the language barrier was not as big of an issue as it once had been. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Francisco Baquero <ul><li>Buenos Aires became one of the most valuable towns for the Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the next few years as trading restrictions dwindled their economy began to boom. </li></ul><ul><li>Still no legal system seemed to really exist. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Martin Ocelotl <ul><li>More and more Spanish ships began being spotted off the coast of Mexico. </li></ul><ul><li>Native Aztecs were worried by this and took it as religious symbols. </li></ul><ul><li>The Aztecs had never seen ships like this and came up with their own reasoning's for what they might be. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Juan de Morga and Gertrudis de Escobar <ul><li>Central Mexico became the “heartland” for New Spain. </li></ul><ul><li>Two slaves stories of struggle to survive became famous. </li></ul><ul><li>The story involves Juan writing a despairing letter on how he had made a pact with the Devil. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cristobal Bequer <ul><li>Bequer eventually had many issues with the Church. </li></ul><ul><li>Real troubles began when Bequer’s whole family got mixed up in a murder. </li></ul><ul><li>Cristobal and his brother ran from authorities and hid in monasteries in Lima. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Isabel Moctezuma <ul><li>During the Spanish Conquest it was said that Isabel was the father to 150 children. </li></ul><ul><li>At one point it was believed that he had 50 women pregnant at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>There were clearly discrepancies to who was to be his heir to the Aztec throne. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Beatriz de Padilla <ul><li>In western New Spain, a few large scandals arose. </li></ul><ul><li>One of which Beatriz was accused of murdering two of her lovers. </li></ul><ul><li>Some even accused her of using magic to kill. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Online Sources <ul><li>Spanish colonization lasted over four-hundred years. </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning with Christopher Columbus in the last 1400’s, the Spanish expanded over a great deal of land. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonization of Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico all took place. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Online Sources <ul><li>Along with Columbus, Vasco Nunez de Balboa was another very famous explorer. </li></ul><ul><li>The first mainland settlement did not happen until 1509. </li></ul><ul><li>However, this first settlement was abandoned in less that a year. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Online Sources <ul><li>The first permanent Spanish settlement was in 1510, in Santa Maria la Antigua del Darien. </li></ul><ul><li>Although different conquests, the conquest of Yucatan and the conquest of the Aztec Empire were both very important. </li></ul><ul><li>The Spanish conquest of Yucatan lasted almost 150 years. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Online Sources <ul><li>During the 19 th century, the Peninsular War began to take place between France and Spain. </li></ul><ul><li>It was not until the early 1800s that Independence was declared against Spanish rule. </li></ul><ul><li>The Treaty of Cordoba gave Mexico independence from Spain in 1821. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Online Sources <ul><li>Victory was won by the United states in 1898 in the Spanish-American War. </li></ul><ul><li>This victory marks the end of the “colonial era.” </li></ul><ul><li>Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines also were taken under by the United States in 1898. </li></ul>