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
1. England came to settle in America due to financial reasons, for power, for land, and for religious freedom. Unlike England, Spain came to settle in America for the conversion of Catholicism, control of the native population and cultural assimilation. According to the book Of the People, Spain came to North America for the same reasons they explored in Mexico like gold and spread of religion, “In the southeast, the Spanish never found the great sought-after cities of gold resembling the Aztec capitals” (pg.23). Spain began its exploration in North America with Christopher Columbus.
They mostly practiced religion, farming, and trade. The main motivation was to generate profit for the mother country of England. The socioeconomic factors in North America from the early 1600s to the 1770s that lead to their ultimate rebellion against the mother country and their declaration of independence was enlightenment and great awakening, taxation without representation, and the chain of events during the mid-1700s including the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the Boston tea party. It was not a surprise that religion was a key factor in the social life of the colonies during the 1600s and 1700s. Some of the colonies were founded based on religion and some were against it.
The reconquest was a battle of the series between Christians and Moors for control of the Iberian Peninsula. Spain won with the powerful monarchs. Together Spain were united under a single government in 1478 through the creation of the Spanish Inquisition. This would convert to Catholicism Jews and Muslims or people of these religions would be forced to leave Spain. In 1492, 160,000 Jews left Spain and four years later followed the Muslims Jews.
XV century inaugurated the start of the European Expansion with Portugal and Spain being the first most successful countries in discovering and colonizing new lands. Spanish colonization of America, without any doubt, was one of the most important events of that period. Stories about lands with many wonderful goods, spices, and other riches encouraged European men, who wanted to enrich themselves and find a better life over the sea, to travel and explore, claiming new lands to become dominions of the sponsoring party, in this case, the Crown of Spain. Christopher Columbus’ first voyage, backed by Queen Isabella of Castile, aimed to find a route to Asia through the West, but was not successful in its goal. However, the result of this unprecedented voyage was more than revolutionary: it discovered the New World.
There were many causes and effects of the Spanish American War. America achieved Manifest Destiny in the 1800’s when expanding west. When the United States started to gain land in the west, they started to control the Native Americans to gain resources to eventually trade with. While the United States was expanding and imperializing, they were focused on trade and military growth. America purchased Alaska from Russia to trade with Asia and to gain resources because Alaska was rich with gold and oil.
The catholic religion had always been an important part of Latin America, influencing both economy and culture, and when the House of Bourbon restricted the power of the church, they angered the most influential people in Mexico, the priests. Father Hidalgo was one of the most important figures in the movement of Mexican Independence. He was a Creole-born Roman Catho-lic priest that became a leader appealing to the Creoles, but also the mixed-race and slave population. The “Grito de Dolores” proclaimed by Father Hidalgo announced the beginning of the revolutionary move-ment where he was in the front. Despite some earlier successes, the Spanish captured and executed Hidalgo, effectively making him a martyr for the movement, which only strengthened the fervor of the fight.
A: India The British imperialism had a great impact on India and they wanted to establish and English speaking nation. It started in the 1600s when the East India Trade Company made its way on the trading post. The post made way for the British to export most of their goods back to Great Britain and to take over India. With the armed forces forming with Sepoys and the British army, the military was able the free India from the other European territories. By 1715 the EIC and Britain and completely taken over India after the Battle of Plassey against the French.
They decided to join after the explosion of the Battleship Maine and also the seen the power advances if they won. The yellow journalism did not make it any better with their manipulated public opinions which were mostly fiction. The year of 1898 was the beginning of the United States imperialistic views in which they seen after they won. With their newly gained control of Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines they started to improve their businesses and took more control over them. They helped improved Cuba’s sugar production and education system.
The Dutch grabbed rich territories in Asia to gain control over the profitable spice trade. They also set up colonies in South Africa and North America. The French acquired colonies too, including present day Canada, which was particularly valuable for it’s fur. The British in the 1600’s took over the Dutch territory in North America and in 1763 they took Canada from the French. Despite their loss of the 13 American colonies after the Revolutionary War in 1783, the British continued to acquire new territories.
Both of these people committed these atrocities in the name of Spain and their country. In order to discover riches and find new flourishing land for the taking. These expeditions did affect their pocket book, giving them treasure from exploring and demolishing the Aztecs and Incas. This certainly impacted the Americas, as there isn’t an Aztec or Inca empire anymore. They came upon the indigenous people with
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.