The Spanish Empire<br />B. Scott Tucker<br />
A New Kingdom<br />Kingdom of Spain crated in 1492 with the unification of the Kingdom of Castile & The Kingdom of Aragon<...
Expansion<br />1492, Columbus “inadvertently” discovered the Americas, inaugurating Spanish colonization of this continent...
“The Golden Age of Spain”<br />Charles I (Charles V of The Holy Roman Empire)<br />Inherited Castilan Empire in the Americ...
Hapsburg’s Political Goals<br />Access to the resources of the Americas (gold, silver, sugar) and products of Asia. (Porce...
Phillip II<br />Phillip II inherited crown. (1556-1598)<br />Under Phillip II many conflicts occurred. (The French 1559, T...
Explorers and Conquistadors<br />Spanish colonization of the Americas led by warrior- explorers called conquistadors.<br /...
Famous Conquistadors<br />Hernan Cortes<br />Achieved Spanish Conquest of The Aztec Empire. (1519-1521)<br />Francisco Piz...
References<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Spain<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Empire<br />http:/...
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  • The History of Spain
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    1. 1. The Spanish Empire<br />B. Scott Tucker<br />
    2. 2. A New Kingdom<br />Kingdom of Spain crated in 1492 with the unification of the Kingdom of Castile & The Kingdom of Aragon<br />Over the next 3 centuries was the most important colonial power.<br />Most Powerful state in Europe during the 16th century and greater part of the 17th century.<br />
    3. 3. Expansion<br />1492, Columbus “inadvertently” discovered the Americas, inaugurating Spanish colonization of this continent.<br />Treaty of Tordesillas signed in 1494, which divided the globe into 2 hemispheres between Spanish and Portuguese Claims.<br />
    4. 4. “The Golden Age of Spain”<br />Charles I (Charles V of The Holy Roman Empire)<br />Inherited Castilan Empire in the Americas, Aragonese Empire, Croen of Holy Roman Empire, Low Countries and Austria.<br />Became the most Powerful man in Europe.<br />The opening of silver mines in Mexico and Bolivia in 1546 became legendary.<br />
    5. 5. Hapsburg’s Political Goals<br />Access to the resources of the Americas (gold, silver, sugar) and products of Asia. (Porcelain, spices, silk)<br />Undermining the Power of France.<br />Defending Catholicism.<br />Defending Europe against Islam. (Ottoman Empire)<br />To spread religion to unconverted souls of the new world.<br />
    6. 6. Phillip II<br />Phillip II inherited crown. (1556-1598)<br />Under Phillip II many conflicts occurred. (The French 1559, The Eighty Years’ War with the Netherlands)<br />The wars bankrupted Spain.<br />
    7. 7. Explorers and Conquistadors<br />Spanish colonization of the Americas led by warrior- explorers called conquistadors.<br />Used technology of armor, equestrian presence, and exploitation of rivalries between indigenous peoples, tribes and nations to defeat the more powerful enemies. (Aztec and Inca)<br />
    8. 8. Famous Conquistadors<br />Hernan Cortes<br />Achieved Spanish Conquest of The Aztec Empire. (1519-1521)<br />Francisco Pizarro<br />Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.<br />
    9. 9. References<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Spain<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Empire<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_colonization_of_the_Americas<br />

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