Why Did The Spanish Study

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Spain had confidence that their culture was superior than any other beliefs. If anybody didn’t accept their religion as that, then those people were uncivilized “heathens”. This was the reasoning that justified their colonization of the New World. The Spanish travelled to the New World with the primary goal of “saving” the Indians. By converting them to Christianity the Indians could gain freedom, according to them. They didn’t harm any of the Indians, as they only wanted to change them into Christian subjects. But that meant destroying the already existing Indian political structures and way of life. Compared to the Spanish, the French were more tolerant with religion. But the Jesuits; a missionary religious order, did hope to convert Indians

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