Why The Spanish Conquers Colonize California

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Spanish conquers never considered colonize California because the peninsula did not fulfill their ambitions. The expedition leaded by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 was just the beginning of future expeditions to the northwest of America; in this occasion, Cabrillo sail around the Baja and proclaimed the land as Spain propriety. One inconvenient found in Cabrillo's exploration was the lack of gold and precious metals in California. Also, after this voyage, the Spanish conquers were discouraged to explore California for the long and perilous journeys, where most of the sailors died due to food shortage and, coupled with this, the spread of diseases. Another reason to not colonized California was that the Spaniards were not interested in establish
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