Precis 1 - Greed was a larger factor in Spanish exploration...

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Greed was a larger factor in Spanish exploration of the Americas than Religion was. The Spaniards did not only want gold, they wanted land as well. There are a few examples of how this is true in the Journal of Spanish explorer Christopher Colombus and in a document written by Bartolomé de Las Casas. In Colombus’ journal he had a written account of the discovery of America and his experiences trading with the natives. Colombus spoke on October 11 th in his journal about taking possession of land for the king and queen in the line, “…as in fact he did take, possession of the said island for the king and for the queen”.(8) That explains to me that he wants not only gold but land. Later in that day, Colombus showed his interest in gold through the statement, “I was attentive and labored to find out if there as any gold”. (9) This shows me that even though the trade with the Indians was going well, he was looking for gold through it all. In Bartolomé’s document he told of the brutal treatment of the Indians by the Spanish,
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