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    Spanish Empire The Spanish had little respect for Indian culture. As soon as their boots hit the ground‚ they set about subverting and destroying every aspect of the Indian way of life. The Aztecs attempted to befriend the Spanish explorers‚ but when Hernan Cortez heard his capitol of Vera Cruz had been plundered‚ he capture and killed their leader Montezuma II. The Incas didn’t fare any better. Francisco Pizarro‚ driven mad with greed‚ kidnapped the Incan king‚ Atahualpa and forced his people to

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    The Spanish Empire I. The Conquistadors A. Hernando Cortés (1485-1547) 1. All of the New World was Spain’s‚ except Brazil (ignoring English claims). Cristobo Columbo and his brother had established a handful of small colonies (including Cuba)‚ but in the first 15 years or so of the 16th Century Spain didn’t control much territory; this would soon change. 2. In 1519‚ Hernando Cortés landed in Mexico at Vera Cruz (which he founded). He had 600 men. His orders were to establish a colony;

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    Spanish colonization The invasion of the Filipinos by Spain did not begin in earnest until 1564‚ when another expedition from New Spain‚ commanded by Miguel López de Legaspi‚ arrived. Permanent Spanish settlement was not established until 1565 when an expedition led by Miguel López de Legazpi‚ the first Governor-General of the Philippines‚ arrived in Cebu from New Spain. Spanish leadership was soon established over many small independent communities that previously had known no central rule. Six

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    exploration‚ a period of expansion for many Eurasian empires occured between 1450 and 1800. During this period both the Spanish and thep Russian empires were able to advance economically from their connections with societies westward. Both empires used some form of a labor system in order to support their social structures‚ despite the fact that where the laborers originated was different within the two empires. From a political standpoint‚ both empires were run under an autocratic government. This period

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    Europe which inludes Spain‚ Netherlands‚ Milan‚ Burgundy * Portugal (after 1580) * Hapsburgs try to increse empire’s wealth but people are against absolutism Philip II * Ruled from 1556 to 1598 * Most powerful monarch in Spanish History * Devouted Catholic * Saw himself as the defender of faith * His efforts against Protestantism made him an enemy of the Protestants * Son of: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Isabella of Portugal * Wanted to increase

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    Chapter 1 Study Guide The Spanish Empire in the Americas 1. Three arguments’ that Juan Gines de Sepulveda used to justify enslaving the Native Americans were for gold‚ ore deposits‚ and for God’s sake and man’s faith in him. 2. Three arguments that Bartolome de las Casas gave in attacking Spanish clonial policies in the New World were the Indians eating human flesh‚ worshiping false gods‚ and also‚ he believed that the Indians were cowardly and timid. 3. For comparisons that Sepulveda

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    Silver and Spanish Exploitation The exploitation of the Incas under Spanish colonial institutions is a widely acknowledged abuse. Bartolome Arzans de Orsua y Vela in his book Tales of Potosi brings to light another dimension of this mistreatment: the Spaniards enabling of the abuse of coca by the exploited Indians as a means to increase productivity‚ which is an aspect that has been overlooked by many theorists up to this point. Abuse of coca expanded the wealth of the Spanish Crown through

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    AIMS of SPANISH COLONIZATION 1. The PRIMARY AIM is to spread Christianity‚ the propagation of Roman Catholicism. 2. The second goal is to gain economic wealth- to generate income to support their government (imposed several forms of taxes and monopolized agricultural products. 3. Another aim is to acquire territories- Spain emerged as a mighty empire. 4. Lastly‚ Acquisition of Spices- which was expensive during those periods and used in preserving their foods. FERDINAND MAGELLAN: Little Known Facts

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    When the Spanish founded Colonial Latin America‚ the cultures socially‚ physically‚ and politically united to form a new society. The Spanish‚ Indians‚ and African slaves attempted to embed their homeland’s culture into this new society. This formed a clash of cultures because each came with its own set of norms. The go-betweens played a pivotal role during encounters between the cultures acting as interpreters and the Jesuits as Christian converters. As colonial Latin America society was forming

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    OTTOMAN EMPIRE: 1.The Ottoman Empire was the Islamic world’s most important empire in the early modern period                         2.  long conflict (1534–1639) between Sunni Ottomans and Shia Safavids                         3.  the Ottoman Empire was the site of a significant cross-cultural encounter                                     a.  in Anatolia‚ most of the conquered Christians converted to Islam                                     b.  in the Balkans‚ Christian subjects mostly

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    Comparison Essay Empire-building in both the Spanish and Russian empires occurred during the New Imperialism Age; while both empires were politically and socially different‚ both desired to expand to further their economies and strengthen their international role. While Spain conquered territories across the Atlantic Ocean in the New World‚ Russia began expanding east is search of a warm-water port and farmable land. Both exhibited strict Christian monarchies‚ the effects of which were visible in

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    Throughout several centuries‚ the Spanish conquest of Latin America has been portrayed‚ according to Keen in his textbook‚ A History of Latin America‚ as a "handful of Spaniards" conquering two of the largest empires in Latin America. Now‚ it is true that in comparison to the multiplicity of diverse groups of Native Americans within both the Aztec and Inca empires‚ the number of Spaniards who conquered them were indeed very few in number. However‚ despite the framework of this concept being true

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    The Spanish Conquest of Mexico Christine Schoonover Grand Canyon University His103 September 11‚ 2009 Joyce Kievit The conquest of Mexico was started around March of 1519. The Spanish became greedy for gold and other precious metals. Cortes was friends with governor which gave him friends of great nobleness. Cortes was called upon to complete a mission to take over Mexico by the governor of Cuba. The governor came to the conclusion he could not trust Cortes and wanted him arrested

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    Spanish Armada

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    1. Introduction In July 1588 the Spanish Armada also known as “La Armada Grande” or “The Invincible Armada‚” sailed from Spain to overthrow England. The purpose of this invade was to put an end to the long aggressive toward colonies and take back the possession of the Spaniards which was being lead by Queen Elizabeth I. The invasion turned out to be a huge disaster costing the Spaniards a fortune. 2. Why ? : Problems Throughout the expedition many problems occurred to lead the Spaniards to

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    YEAR 8 ASSESSMENT: Why did the Spanish Armada Fail? How do you write a good history essay? A write a good history essay you need to have two things on the menu: A good history essay will be set up like a hamburger: Each paragraph should be like a PEA: Point: - Each paragraph should start off with a point: e.g. The Spanish Armada failed because it was hampered by the weather. Evidence: - You should then have some evidence to support you

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    a book written by Miguel Leon-Portilla that gives accounts of the fall of the Aztec Empire to the Spanish in the early 16th century. The book is much different from others written about the defeat of the empire because it was written from the vantage point of the Aztecs rather then the Spanish. Portilla describes in-depth many different reasons why the Spanish were successful in the defeat of such a strong Empire. Portilla starts out by giving a thorough background of the culture and religious

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    C. Write a short paragraph in Spanish describing your typical day. In your paragraph‚ use 5 of the verbs included in the chart listed below. Make sure that you put these verbs in the yo form‚ as you will be talking about yourself. Remember there are 2 parts to this verb: the pronoun (me) and the verb in the yo form. Included in your paragraph should also be your responses to 3 of the questions listed below. Be sure that your responses are in complete Spanish sentences‚ and form a logical part

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    Name Teacher Class Date The Virgin Queen and the Spanish Armada in Full Queen Elizabeth the First‚ one of Britain’s finest monarchs of history‚ is well known for several achievements. One of these notable achievements is her defeat of the Spanish Armada. Even her enemies doted upon her victory as well as her leadership skill. The Count of Feria remarked upon her Elizabeth’s leadership skill by noting: ”Not only was she “a young lass who‚ although sharp‚ is without prudence‚” he later

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    The Battle of the Spanish Armada The great naval battle between Spain and England in 1588- one of the most important battles in the history of the world- is known as the Battle of the Invincible Armada. But in a sense‚ this is a misnomer. An invincible armada is one that cannot be defeated‚ yet the mighty fleet of warships that Spain sent to invade England‚ was defeated so badly that Spain could never again rule the oceans. How was it possible that this armada‚ which had awed all of Europe with

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    World History 8 November‚ 2012 The Battle of 1588: The Spanish Armada The downfall of the armada began before the ships even set sailed and concluded when Over half the crew had been wrecked. The Reason for the Armadas failure is because of Poor Planning in Spain prior to the Spanish Armada setting sail‚ Medina Sidonia poorly leading his troops‚ and the changing weather and strong navy force from the british. Chances of the Spanish winning could have increased immensely if only they had been

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