European colonization of the Americas Part 2- Spain
Background info <ul><li>The Spanish colonization of the Americas was Spain's conquest, settlement, and rule over much of t...
The “Big Four” <ul><li>Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain </li></ul>
Spain <ul><li>Credited with “discovering” the New World when Christopher Columbus officially landed in the Americas </li><...
Spain cont. <ul><li>Spain’s empire in the new world included: settlements in the Caribbean, Central America, most of South...
Anachronous map of the Spanish Empire in red, and the Spanish Habsburg realms in Europe (1516-1714) in orange.
The Conquistadors <ul><li>Arguably the most famous group of explorers </li></ul><ul><li>Credited with “conquering” the Ame...
Artist rendition of conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founding of Santiago de Chile.
References <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_colonization_of_the_Americas </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/...
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European Colonization Of The Americas Part 2 (Spain)

  1. 1. European colonization of the Americas Part 2- Spain
  2. 2. Background info <ul><li>The Spanish colonization of the Americas was Spain's conquest, settlement, and rule over much of the western hemisphere </li></ul>
  3. 3. The “Big Four” <ul><li>Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain </li></ul>
  4. 4. Spain <ul><li>Credited with “discovering” the New World when Christopher Columbus officially landed in the Americas </li></ul><ul><li>Spain’s empire grew drastically over three centuries to become one of the dominant players in the new world. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Spain cont. <ul><li>Spain’s empire in the new world included: settlements in the Caribbean, Central America, most of South America, Mexico, what today is Southwestern United States, the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of North America, reaching Alaska </li></ul>
  6. 6. Anachronous map of the Spanish Empire in red, and the Spanish Habsburg realms in Europe (1516-1714) in orange.
  7. 7. The Conquistadors <ul><li>Arguably the most famous group of explorers </li></ul><ul><li>Credited with “conquering” the Americas </li></ul><ul><li>Defeated both the legendary Inca and Aztec empires </li></ul><ul><li>The spread of diseases (such as smallpox) among the natives was the most deadly weapon they had at their disposal. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Artist rendition of conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founding of Santiago de Chile.
  9. 9. References <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_colonization_of_the_Americas </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/conquistadors/index.html </li></ul>

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