Difference Between Latin America And Caribbean

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Kacie Lee
AP World P.6
Practice Essay #4 In the Latin America and Caribbean region, interaction with indigenous people was common. In the period between 1750 and 1900 in Latin America and Caribbean region, although there were continuities in labor systems such as the continued existence of indentured servantry, the hacienda system, and class rank, there were more changes such as the end of slavery and an increase of indentured servants. In this period, the era of conquest was very prevalent. In Latin America, indigenous empires like the Incan and Aztec Empires collapsed as Europeans conquered the region and began to colonize. Conquistadores who looked for God, gold, and glory, began to travel to the New World. In the Americas, the Aztec Empire was destroyed by the Europeans, lead by Hernan Cortez. Due to the native belief that their god Quetzalcoatl was going to come back, they mistook the European riding a horse as their god and invited him into their intricate kingdom. However, a civil war breaks out and the Europeans destroyed the empire with their more advanced weapons and European diseases such as smallpox. Similarly in Peru, Francisco Pizzaro destroyed the Inca Empire with advanced weapons and smallpox. Latin America was now a site of colonization as it became exploited of its natural resources and people. In the Latin America and Caribbean region, labor systems changed drastically in the period 1750 to 1900. The encomienda system was a form of
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