Jan 301 - Jan 30 Spanish Conquest of Mexico and Beyond...

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Jan 30 Spanish Conquest of Mexico and Beyond 1519- Cortes arrives in the New World 1521- Spanish victory over Mexica Importance of Spanish Colonial Experience - Influx of gold and silver mined by Indians - Devastation of Indian culture and civilization - 50 yrs after Cortes entered Mexico City, only 10% of the native population survived - Lots of foreign disease spread by already established trade routes, so actual contact by Europeans did not have to happen - Expansion efforts by Britain and France The Southern Colonies in the 17 th Century (1601-1700) Pattern of British Colonization - British expectations of New World - Challenge Spain - Quick profits - Christianize the savages, if there was time -What types of people came on the journey? - Initially, adventurers and soldiers Process of British Colonization -Form a joint-stock company (ex: the Virginia company) - Get King James to grant permission to establish a colony - Recruit some colonists - Promise to spread true Christian Religion among the “infidels and savages”
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