Spanish And Portuguese Influence On Latin America

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Spanish And Portuguese Influence On Latin America

  1. 1. Unit 7 Notes Spanish & Portuguese Influence on Latin America
  2. 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>Discovery of the Americas
  3. 3. Columbus’ First Landing
  4. 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>Spanish Colonization
  5. 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>Portuguese Colonization
  6. 8. <ul><li>The Spanish and Portuguese spread their culture and religion 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 Spanish and Portuguese and convert to Roman Catholicism </li></ul></ul>Cultural Diffusion
  7. 9. Languages in Latin America green -Spanish orange -Portuguese blue -French
  8. 10. <ul><li>The term “ Latin America ” started in the 1800s. </li></ul><ul><li>It refers to the group of countries that spoke 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 shared history, culture, & languages have united the region. </li></ul>Latin America Today

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