History of Spain Essays

  • The Pardo Palace

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    The Pardo Palace The Pardo Palace is one of the residence of the Spanish Royal Family. It’s main use now is the use to host other country’s Royal Members whenever they’re visiting Spain. We can find it in the Royal Place of ‘’El Pardo’’, which belongs to Madrid’s area. It was built in the sixteenth century from a primitive building of the fifteenth century designed by Luis de Vega, the architect. Its current aspect corresponds to the reforms and extensions undertaken in the eighteenth century

  • Presidential Scholarship Essay

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    The Presidential Scholarship is a full tuition and room and board scholarship. What makes you more deserving of this award than students of the same academic caliber? For the majority of my life, I did not have adequate “room and board”, even within my own home. When I was born, my family was financially insecure and when my parents divorced, my mother raised me in a state of poverty. I remember being in third grade and doing my homework sitting on the floor because we lacked furniture, and I slept

  • African Americans Vs Las Casas Analysis

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    sixteenth century Spain, the first debate on human rights in relation to the newly discovered Americas was held between a Spanish scholar and priest. One Spanish scholar was Juan Ginès de Sepúlveda who believed that the Native Americans were inferior type of human to Spaniards and believed that Spain should invade the Americas and enslave the Indians. The priest that opposed him was Bartolomé de Las Casas, who believed that the Native Americans were human and should not be invaded by Spain. The debate

  • Bartolomeu Dias Analysis

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    A historical pattern or sequence of events is like saying that history will basically repeat itself in some sort of way. Many of these explorers that we have talked about in class are trying to do three things, explore,conquer and settle. So first you could take Hernan Cortes, he traveled the seas in hopes of finding new land. His objectives were bring pride to his king and country, get gold and other valuables and convert everyone to christianity. Once Hernan had found land in what we call now mexico

  • Essay: Why Catalonia Should Get Independence From Spain

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    mountains and seashores in the northeastern corner of Spain. The northern Pyrenees and the western Sierra de Cadi create the mountainous profile visible from the eastern stretch of the Mediterranean coast. Also Catalonia population is 7.523 million, which is 4.357 million more than Spain’s capital Madrid. Catalonia should have independence because Catalonia has a different language and also a different culture. Catalonia should get independence from Spain because they speak a different language. One reason

  • Isabella And Ferdinand's Influence On Spain

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    Isabella and Ferdinand II were a good match and they unified Spain. They were known as Catholic Monarchs and Spain have changed in many ways. Their marriage was one of the most important marriages in the history of Spain and possibly the world. Isabella I was born on April 22, 1451 in Madrid. His parents were John II of Castile and his second wife, Isabella of Portugal. His brother, Henry IV, was the heir to the throne of Castile, but on 19 September 1468 in the Agreement Bulls Guisando his brother

  • The Sultan And The Queen Jerry Brotton Analysis

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    back home." The author sets the stage by discussing the marriage of Prince Phillip of Spain and Mary Tudor and England 's return to Catholicism from Protestantism. Jerry Brotton discusses past military history between the Hapsburg Empire and Ottoman Empires as well as delving into the existing trade mechanisms Europe used for Eastern goods. Brotton touches on religious propaganda and

  • Spanish Conquest Chapter 1 Summary

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    phrase “ Gold, Glory, and God”, but also, competition. This first European conquests were between Spain and Portugal, so in 1494, the Treaty of Tordesillas was signed. The Treaty of Tordesillas was an agreement between these two countries in which a line is drawn, Line of Demarcation. The Line of Demarcation was all of the discoveries that were it be found on the west of the line will be colonized by Spain, while all of the discoveries found on the east, will be colonized by Portugal. Although, Portugal

  • How Did Ferdinand And Isabella Influence Christopher Columbus

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    If it weren't for Isabella and Ferdinand, Christopher Columbus would have never set foot in North America. Ferdinand and Isabella were important people in the Renaissance they are strong, smart, and efficient powerful leaders. They ruled most of Spain they ruled the castles of Aragon and Castile together. They got married on October 19, 1469. Ferdinand and Isabella started the Spanish Inquisition, they united Spain's kingdoms, and sponsored Christopher Columbus in his voyage to North America. Ferdinand

  • Spanish American War Justified

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    justified in going to war with Spain. In 1898, the USS Maine exploded, killing more than half the crew. Most of Americans believed it was Spain’ fault. After this happened, people wanted revenge. “Subsequent diplomatic failures to resolve the Maine matter, coupled with United States indignation over Spain’s brutal suppression of the Cuban rebellion and continued losses to American investment, led to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in April 1898” (History 1). They were justified in doing

  • How Did The Moors Influence Spanish Culture

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    In the region of Spain there was a mix of religions: Jewish, Muslim, and Christianity. These religions and their presence are some of what motivated the Reconquista and the Inquisition. Many traits of modern Spanish culture can be traced back to these events. The Spanish Inquisition and the Reconquista had many consequence and lasting influences that exist today in Spain, through religion, architecture, and language. The Reconquista started in 722 when the Muslims invaded the Iberian Peninsula

  • Christopher Columbus: Reasons For Colonization In America

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    On every twelfth of October, nations across the world, from Spain to the Bahamas, celebrate the voyage and discovery of the soon to be Americas led by the notorious European explorer Christopher Columbus. On August 3rd, 1492, Columbus led his “three ships - the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria - out of the Spanish port of Palos” in order to sail west until he reached the Indies where the riches of gold, pearls and spice awaited him! However, instead of landing in Asia he found himself in one of

  • Christopher Columbus: A Tragic Hero

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    committed under his leadership have created conflict throughout history, over shadowing his Catholic mission and his nautical achievements. While the myth of Columbus “discovering America” has been associated with slavery and mass murder, evidence shows that his mission was a Holy Crusade on behalf of Spain, and while his poor leadership deserves a strong rebuff, his accomplishments and religious motivations do not justify his erasure from history. First, at the time of his first voyage, Christopher Columbus

  • Exceptionalism In Spain

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    brand of “exceptionalism”. Two great examples of this are Spain and America, which both had periods of believing themselves to be exceptional. These are also two great examples because in both cases, the countries use the term “exceptional” to be synonymous with “great”- which is not necessarily true. In the 1500s, Spain had its own brand of exceptionalism that heavily influenced its interactions with the Natives of the New World. As Spain became accustomed to its settlement in the New World, many

  • Columbus First Voyage

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    order to claim the already discovered land for Spain. This can be inferred when analyzing his document “Letter to Luis de Santagel Regarding the First Voyage,” in which he unrealistically paints a picture of beauty and cooperation in order to appease the Spanish Monarchy. This document is relevant in the national identity of the developing United States because it is the inception of characteristics that many Americans have exhibited throughout history, such as self-glorification,

  • Analysis Of Pillaging The Empire

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    Pillaging the Empire: Piracy in the Americas 1500- 1750 focuses on Spain and Portugal’s encounters with pirates in the Americas during the early modern era. Lane diverges from traditional history on piracy through his attempt to place pirates in a world-historical perspective and he emphasizes how pirates were motivated by their desire for money rather than patriotic motives. Lane is a professor of Colonial Latin American History at Tulane University. The purpose of Pillaging the Empire is to provide

  • Franco And Saazar Case Study

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    State repression in both Spain and Portugal throughout the Francisco Franco and Antonio Salazar regimes compare with each other in more ways than not. It may be due to the fact that their geographical location is so close together, or that Franco and Salazar both ruled around the same timeline in history, but nonetheless, each country faced similar difficulties in dealing with their leaders. In Spain, Franco had seen backlash from the guerrillas that were left over from the Spanish Civil War, which

  • Analysis: La Plaza De España

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    The artwork that I chose for my discussion is La Plaza de España. Foreign and domestic tourists flock to this breathtaking building located in Maria Luisa Park in Seville, Spain. The architect Aníbal González crafted this building, illuminating the beauty of what Seville could offer the world. Aníbal González was a Spanish architect born in 1876 in Seville. During his life, he had designed numerous buildings throughout Seville and Madrid such as the Archeological Museum of Seville, Pabellón Real

  • Regionalism In Imperial Renaissance Spain

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    This regionalism is an obsession and perhaps the most significant change to the country over recent decades has been the creation of seventeen autonomías - autonomous regions - with their own governments, budgets and cultural ministries. The old days of a unified nation, governed with a firm hand from Madrid, seem to have gone forever, as the separate kingdoms which made up the original Spanish state reassert themselves. And the differences are evident wherever you look: in language, culture and

  • Dal's Influence On America

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    few of those wonderful writers from around the world. Numerous amounts of people could easily tell you Edgar Allen Poe, William Shakespeare, and Mark Twain. How many other writers would be as easily recognized for their work in America? For example, Spain has many excellent writers America knows nothing about. Very few Americans get the opportunity to learn from and about these people who changed their country’s future with their powerful writing. A lesser known poet in America , is perhaps one of