one of the Spanish soldiers, explorers , and adventurers who took part in the conquest of large parts of the Americas and Asia , bringing them under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 19th centuries.
We have gone over all the important vocabulary for our unit. You are now to put each word into a sentence or draw a cartoon. If you want to write a sentence for a few and draw a cartoon for a few that is fine also. Have fun!
One of the main reasons why European nations colonized new areas was because they believed in mercantilism . This system was based on the idea that a nation made money by exporting more goods than it imported . European nations did whatever they could to secure that.
Powerful nations like Britain, France, and Spain realized that they could increase their exports and revenue by colonizing new areas. The colonized nations were forced to import the goods of the Mother Country, and the colonists were heavily taxed.
This system had positive and negative outcomes. Divide into two groups. One group consider the advantages of colonialism, and the other should consider its disadvantages . Each group should write down three legitimate points.
For example: Colonists can be taxed, thus providing new revenue.
Political and Economic Power in the American Colonies
7-1.3 Be able to explain political and economic influence in the Americas during the colonial period.
Words to Know
Trading Post Empire
Spain, France, Portugal, & Great Britain All set up colonies in A m e r i c a
PORTUGAL was the first European nation to have settlements in West Africa.
Find Portugal on your map in your notebook…label it!
At first the Portuguese were trading spices, ivory and gold.
The Portuguese traded spices, gold, and ivory, but that eventually led to trading slaves. Tribal leaders actually captured their enemies and sold them to the Portuguese to trade.
Spain was the first country to trade slaves to America. The slaves were considered property . They worked on the plantations. People preferred Africans over Native Americans because Africans were less likely to get sick from disease .
The first slaves were sent to work on sugar plantations in South America.
Tomorrow during class we will make out own constitution. We will look at the Constitution of the US and other countries.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America . Preamble(Introductory Statement)