The Philippines


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The Philippines

  1. 1. The Philippines By: Eric Riedesel
  2. 2. Colinization• The Philippines were colonized in 1565 by the Spanish, led by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.
  3. 3. Why?• Oil• Rubber• Wood• Naval base
  4. 4. Key people• Miguel Lopez de Legazpi• Ferdinand Magellan
  5. 5. Effects• New infrastructure, buildings, roads, and bridges• Public Schools• Roman Catholic became the new popular reliogon of choice
  6. 6. Benefits and drawbacks (colonizer)• Benefits- resources, oil, rubber, wood, and a great location for a naval base.• Drawbacks- the Spanish ended up loosing money on the Philippians. And they lost it to the US at the end of WWII
  7. 7. Benefits and Drawbacks (people)• Benefits- The Spanish helped build new schools and infrastructure.• Drawbacks- none
  8. 8. Bibliography• _history/spanish_colonization.html