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American Colonial Empires: Spain

American Colonial Empires: Spain






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