What the Bourbon crown did economically was open areas for silver to be extracted more easily in New Spain soil, it made sure the church was again under their control, and it instigated a new political ruling class. (Meyer et al) The political state of reforms of the Bourbon crown was to ultimately centralize the colonial administration, yet what ended up happening was that the bureaucracy was expanded (Meyer et al, 2010) The political reforms of the Bourbon crown were to regain control and order, although successful to some extent their reforms only led to further resentment from other countries and their colonies’ people. They’re reforms seemed to only be successful for Spain’s upper-class folk, not so much for New Spain’s lower class. The Bourbon crown decided to focus a vast amount of their expenses on building up a military to ward away possible invaders who wanted to take rule of their colonies and also Spain. This made the Bourbons want to build up their military in order
This was through Elizabeth helping the Protestants in the Netherlands when they revolted against their Spanish overlords led by the Duke of Parma. She supplied many goods, money and later 12,000 men under the command of the Earl of Leicester. Philip II had many advantages of over throwing Elizabeth, creating calm within religion restoring the Catholic reign, as well as being able to destroy the Dutch Protestants. However, Elizabeth was able to overcome this threat from Philip II and prevent the Spanish Armada from succeeding. Elizabeth was able to create a better tactical navy.
Las Casas`s work provoked heated debate in Spain and initiated reforms designed to bring greater “love and moderation” to Spanish-Indians relationships. He wrote it for Charles I of Spain. The purposes for writing this was his fear of Spain coming under divine punishment (God`s corporal punishment) and his concern for the souls of the Native Americans. The account is one of the first attempts by a Spanish writer of the colonial era to show examples of unjust treatment that indigenous people endured in the early stages of the Spanish conquest of the Greater Antilles, particularly the island of
Primary Source Analysis 1 The primary source that was used for this paper is the Bartolome de la Casas, “A Spanish Critique of New World Conquest”. Bartolome de la Casas travelled from Spain to join the Dominican order and eventually became a Bishop in Chiapas, Mexico. Bartolome was known for advocating for the Indians and eventually became known as “Protector of the Indians”. The question is rather he advocated for the Indians out of religious interest or humanitarian sympathy. Humanitarian sympathy is the more logical choice because he speaks as if he is disappointed in the Christians actions of killing so many Indians for no reason.
They wanted to secure more territory than Portugal and to demonstrate their superiority through their fief. At the time, Spain was also very religiously driven and wanted to convert as many people as possible to Catholicism. Although all of these intentions seem more or less moral, it ended in millions of deaths, one of, if not the largest slave trade in all of history, and also forced millions of people under the rule of barbaric, greed soiled
Catholicism and the Ku Klux Klan The early 1900s was a time of change in technology, education, and way of life for the American people. However, with change comes resistance, which was especially seen in Texas with the uprisings of the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan’s hatred went beyond simply that of Negros and settled on people of the Catholic Religion as well. They used propaganda such as books, flyers, and pamphlets in order to get rid of Catholicism, as the KKK considered people of the Catholic faith to be loyal only to the Pope of Rome and not the United States. The KKK struggled and ultimately succeeded in gaining political advantages in order to gain more influence in the United States, as well as to help avoid punishment for their prosecution of the Catholic people and their property.
In the late 1800’s Imperialism had begun because the Europeans were greedy for power. They would conquer other small weak nations for many reasons such as a source of raw material, gaining more territory, and gaining control of people and using them as cheap laborers. Spain once was a great nation governing over the Philippines, Guam, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. During this time, the Philippines and Cuba were the only ones fighting for freedom and independence out of the four countries under the control of Spain. Later on, Rumors had spread to the US that the Spanish were being cruel to the Cubans and the Philippines.
While on conquest, he witnessed the atrocity and brutality towards the Indians. This inhumane treatment led him to Spain to seek better treatment towards them. Las Casas sought better methods for Spanish conquest, with the support of the emperor, Charles V, he built a new colony that consisted of the Spaniards and the Indians, but his attempt failed. This failure didn’t stop Las Casas from doing religious services. In 1523, he moves to Santo Domingo where he produced his great
The Inquisition had been introduced by the Pope but was run by the monarchy, this meant the Inquisitors methods were seen as just and they did not need explanations as they were working to protect the “limpieza di sangre” as well as the union of the Spanish nation by ridding the population of the Jewish and Muslim believers (Thibault Freté - Religion, Violence and Peace 2010). Freté also states that, as religion was more powerful than politics during the fifteenth centaury due to the amount of Christians present at the time, the Inquisition made the perfect tool for controlling the Spanish population; by the use of “symbolic violence” and fear, the governing bodies created an environment of obedience where the people would act as the Inquisitor wanted them too. However, Freté counter states that the Inquisition was also occasionally peaceful; though, this was more due to the success of the Inquisition in creating an obedient
The Spanish-American War was a key turning point in history. Spain’s defeat made the country focus on its domestic needs rather than their colonial adventures. On the other hand, the United States got many oversea possessions that were taken from