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  • 1. Portuguese Empire in the Americas
    Victoria Herrera
    History 140
  • 2. Chapter 8: Antonio de GouveiaBrazil
    The time when they lived: Sixteenth century, Born 1528 (1528-c.1580)
    The place/colony where they lived:
    *Born in Terceira
    *When he was young he lived in Azores
    *He traveled all around
    Their group: Azores
    Their gender: male
    Their occupation or activity: Adventurer and Priest
    General history:
    *He was known as a Renaissance adventurer and rascal
    *He has been accused of superstition and making a pact with the Devil.
    *Liked to use herbs to help people with sickness but it was frowned upon by the priesthood.
    *Gouveia seemed to always be in trouble with others.
    *He turned out to be violent.
  • 3. Chapter 14:Catarina de Monte SinayBrazil
    The time when they lived: (1680-1758)
    The place/colony where they lived: captaincy of Bahia, Brazil
    Their group: colony, Bahians
    Their gender: female
    Their occupation or activity:
    Nun and Entrepreneur (She would loan money out, rent houses, and had a business making and selling sweets)
    General history:
    *Her sisters and her were raised to become nuns
    *Catarina would punish herself everyday, brutally for god
    *On her death bed she had not a thing in her room. But she in fact was a very wealthy woman.
    *She had a inclination and talent for making money
    *Catarina gave her money generously to the churches
    *She hoped to be forgiven for her business dealings which were in direct violation of church law
  • 4. Chapter 15:FranciscaBrazil
    Their occupation or activity: Indian slave
    General history:
    *Francisca was a slave and claimed she had been illegally enslaved
    *She took it to court and she lost and was to remain a slave
    *She survived being a slave for over 20 years
    *She was a survivor and managed to steer her own course
    The time when they lived: (c.1700-1750
    The place/colony where they lived: Amazonia, city of Belém do Pará
    Their group: tribal group, Manao
    Their gender: female
  • 5. History of Portugal
    The country was weakened by a earthquake in 1755 in its capital city
    Portugal is a founding member of the NATO, OECD, and EFTA.
    The region of Portugal was inhabited by Neanderthals and then Homo sapiens
    In 1095 Portugal separated from the Kingdom of Galicia and then declared Independence
    Portugal was a major European power in the 15th and 16th centuries
    The Portuguese were the first to start globalization
    The Portuguese empire ended after 560 years
  • 6. Colonial Brazil
    In 1494 Spain and Portugal divided the New World between them
    The Portuguese started to extract brazil wood from the rainforest
    All land that was discovered east of the meridian was Portugal's
    The huge size of Brazil led to the colony being divided into two states
    Brazil became officially a Viceroyalty around 1763
    The French attempted to colonies parts of the Portuguese colony
    Portuguese colonists adopted an economy based on the production of agricultural goods
    Sugar cane became the most important product
  • 7. Portuguese Empire
    The Portuguese Colonial Empire was the longest-lived of the modern European colonial empires
    Portuguese sailors began exploring the coast of Africa in 1419
    Portugal had a monopoly on the African slave trade for over a century
    Portuguese goal of finding a sea route to Asia was achieved by Vasco da Gama