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1. While the United States emerged largely from the English colonial empire, the Spanish, French, and Dutch also had empires in the New World. The Spanish were the first Europeans to colonize the Americas. Discuss the evolution and development of their empire in North America from the time of Christopher Columbus forward to the 1520s. What was the Columbian Exchange? In your analysis, to what degree are historians correct in contending that the Spanish were motivated by three factors: gold, glory, and God?
drove out by the Aztecs. However, the Aztecs previously unexposed to smallpox, suffered greatly from the disease and Cortés and the Spanish were able to claim the city. Over the remainder of the sixteenth century,other conquistadors were able to establish a Spanish empire stretching from New Spain (Mexico) to Chile. The Columbian Exchange was the widespread transfer of animals,