5.2 NewMexico - Mexico Colonization,Rebellionand...

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Spanish Settlement in New  Mexico Colonization, Rebellion and  Reconquest: 1598-1706
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2 Legacy of Coronado expedition No attempt at settlement for nearly 50 years Dreams of quick riches and fantastic kingdoms had been  abandoned New Spain mining frontier began to encroach on  New Mexico by mid-1560s Miners in Zacatecas and Chihuahua desired new sources  of minerals Franciscan priests desired new souls for  conversion King Philip II issues “Orders for New Discoveries” in  1573, giving missionaries authority for colonization Father Agustin Rodriguez reaches New Mexico in 1581
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3 Spanish fears of English invasion Sir Francis Drake sails along the Pacific Coast He might have discovered “Northwest Passage” to Asia English could invade New Spain (Mexico) Spanish Armada debacle of 1588 compounded  Spanish fears Victory for Queen Elizabeth and Protestantism New Spain had to be protected by English threats Spanish Crown renews efforts to settle New  Mexico
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course CHIC 141A 64876 taught by Professor Oscarcanedo during the Fall '10 term at Mesa CC.

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5.2 NewMexico - Mexico Colonization,Rebellionand...

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