The Spanish Empire and Habsburg Spain
The Spanish Empire and  Habsburg Spain <ul><li>The Kingdom of Spain was created in 1492 with the unification of the Kingdo...
The Spanish Empire and  Habsburg Spain <ul><li>Spain focused attention on the Americas for colonization and exploration. <...
The Spanish Empire and  Habsburg Spain <ul><li>1580-1640 Under Habsburg rule, Charles V and Philip II of Spain, the Empire...
The Spanish Empire and  Habsburg Spain Spain financed its wars with the riches pouring in from its colonies and became inv...
The Spanish Empire and  Habsburg Spain <ul><li>Warfare eventually led to economic damage that by the close of the 17 th  c...
The Spanish Empire and  Habsburg Spain <ul><li>In 1741 Spain had victory over  </li></ul><ul><li>Britain at the Battle of ...
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  1. 1. The Spanish Empire and Habsburg Spain
  2. 2. The Spanish Empire and Habsburg Spain <ul><li>The Kingdom of Spain was created in 1492 with the unification of the Kingdom of Castle and the Kingdom of Aragon. </li></ul><ul><li>Territories and colonies included land in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. </li></ul><ul><li>The Empire reached its peak during </li></ul><ul><li>the Habsburg Dynasty in the 16 th </li></ul><ul><li>and 17 th centuries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Spanish Empire and Habsburg Spain <ul><li>Spain focused attention on the Americas for colonization and exploration. </li></ul><ul><li>1519 marked the start of the world circumnavigation by F. Magellan and was completed in 1522 by Juan Sebastian El Cano who found the westward route to the spice islands. </li></ul><ul><li>1565 Miguel Lopez de Legazpi established the Spanish East Indies having landed in the Guam and Philippines. </li></ul><ul><li>1643 Battle of Rocroi. </li></ul><ul><li>The Inquisition from 1516-1700 expelled Jews and Muslims that would not convert. This was a driving factor in the decay of Spanish power. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Spanish Empire and Habsburg Spain <ul><li>1580-1640 Under Habsburg rule, Charles V and Philip II of Spain, the Empire controlled territory from the Americas to the East Indies, the Low Countries, Portugal, the Portuguese Empire, Malta, Cevta, and Oran. This age of exploration was the Empires Peak. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Spanish Empire and Habsburg Spain Spain financed its wars with the riches pouring in from its colonies and became involved in religious wars of Europe causing them to gain and lose possessions in the Netherlands, Italy, France, and Germany. In addition to this, Spain engaged in wars with France, England, Sweden, and the Ottomans in Northern Africa and the Mediterranean Sea.
  6. 6. The Spanish Empire and Habsburg Spain <ul><li>Warfare eventually led to economic damage that by the close of the 17 th centaury the once praised Habsburg regime was seen as increasingly inept and neglectful. </li></ul><ul><li>The war of Spanish Succession ended with Spain as a secondary world power, having gave up its European possessions. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Spanish Empire and Habsburg Spain <ul><li>In 1741 Spain had victory over </li></ul><ul><li>Britain at the Battle of Cartagena. </li></ul><ul><li>Expeditions reached Canada and Alaska. </li></ul><ul><li>Settlements were made on the Vancouver Islands, several archipelagos, and glaciers. </li></ul><ul><li>At the close of the 1700’s California mission planning had begun, and the Empire was recovering from its decline in status that occurred at the beginning of the centaury. </li></ul>Despite this step down in status Spain retained its overseas empire.

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