5.3 SpanishCalifornia2

5.3 SpanishCalifornia2 - Spanish California Imperial...

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Spanish California Imperial Resurgence and Missionary Zeal in the late 18th Century
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Bourbon Monarchs of the 18th Century Rose to power following War of the  Spanish Succession (1701-12) Restructured a faltering economy more capable and rational efficient government administration presided over economic development Philip V (1700-46), Ferdinand VI (1746- 59), and Charles III (1759-88)
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Imperial Rivalries British incursions in Florida and Caribbean French intrusions along Mississippi River  and Gulf Coast Perceived Russian threats in Pacific  Northwest and California Treaty of Paris (1763) gives Louisiana  region to Spain
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Charles III (1759-88) The “Enlightened  Despot” Selected powerful  and capable ministers Worked to preserve  Spanish empire
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Charles’ Legacy Curbed power of the Inquisition and  expelled Jesuit order in 1767 Removed restrictions on internal and 
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