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  Spanish Empire - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Although there were many slaves in the Spanish colonies, many were also freed, and at one point in the 18th century there were more free fls than slaves in Spanish America.
Creoles, people of Spanish descent who were born in the Americas, developed a cultural identity shaped by both their Spanish roots and their American home.
The population of Spanish America grew dramatically in the 18th century.
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 Spanish Empire - MSN Encarta
The Spanish presence in Asia and the Pacific Islands dates back to 1521, when Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan was attempting to find a westward route to the Spice Islands on behalf of Spain.
In 1571 a colonial capital was established on Luzon at Manila, from which Spain ruled the Philippines for more than 300 years.
The term Filipino originally denoted a person of Spanish descent born in the Philippines and was comparable to the term Creole in the Spanish-American colonies.
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Florida was the lawful property of the Spanish Crown and all appointments and decisions belonged to the King, his advisors, and the Council of the Indies in Havana.
The Governor of Spanish Florida served as general of the army, chief justice of the court, business manager for the colony's budget, diplomat to the Indians, welfare agent to the poor, construction engineer for the colony's defenses, and religious leader.
To the Spanish Catholic church, it was their destiny to convert all the native Americans.
www.floridahistory.org /floridians/spanish.htm   (2191 words)

 Chapter Eight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The general state of the frontier colonies by the eighteenth century was one of hardship, but there was always a desire for a better life.
The northern frontier had the weakest defenses of all the Spanish colonies; but it was most in need of defense, for foreign interest in the area was very real.
Spanish colonial armies were made up of volunteers and there was very little to attract recruits to the ranks.
www.jsri.msu.edu /museum/pubs/MexAmHist/chapter8.html   (2980 words)

All the colonies were closely tied to their European cultures back home — they were imitators in everything from fashions to politics.
The French colonial government was less cooperative with the church than the Spanish colonial government, and more tolerant of non-Catholic and Indian practices — some French trappers basically "went pagan" in the eyes of the church (they completely adopted Indian beliefs, customs and practices), once they married in.
Any attempts which colonial governments might want to make toward limiting immigration to certain religions or European groups, or towards setting up a more aristocratic basis of government, was countered in the colonies by the constant need to attract settlers.
www.loyno.edu /~seduffy/amsettlement.html   (2194 words)

 Spanish Colonies and West Indies 1580-1744
The Spanish government used force to try to stop the renewal of the traditional religion, and 47 leaders, including Popé, were tried in Santa Fe for witchcraft and sorcery; three were hanged, and the rest were whipped and imprisoned.
In 1708 a Spanish royal decree enabled slaves to purchase their freedom, and the vast majority of freed Africans in the West Indies were in the Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico and Cuba.
The Spanish colony on Española supplied the populated sugar-producing St. Domingue colony with cattle in the 18th century.
www.san.beck.org /11-4-LatinAmerica1580-1744.html   (15771 words)

 History: Economics in Colonial America
Spanish American colonies were forced into providing precious metals and raw materials to the mother country.
The act proclaimed that all trade between France and English colonies, Europe and English colonies, and the colonies with themselves must be conducted on an english ship (Kurland).
Everyone in the colonies could agree that the Stamp Act was a selfish law made by the British to control the media and aquire revenues at the expense of the colonies.
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The colonies' political structures were likewise new, and their fragility helped exacerbate the contentiousness of colonial politics throughout the period.
Charter colonies were organized either by groups of economic speculators and investors or by those seeking to found a polity where they could follow their own religious practices and beliefs.
Proprietary colonies were organized by one powerful individual who received authority from the Crown to found and administer a colony; he and his descendants were known as "proprietors." Pennsylvania was the principal proprietary colony.
www.fiu.edu /~harveyb/colonialera.htm   (3901 words)

 The Spanish Pillar Dollar - Jefferson Coin and Bullion, Inc. - The Leader in Wealth Enhancement Through Precious Metals ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Spanish silver coinage was considered the world standard for its great consistency and stability, and it circulated widely in the American colonies.
It became better known in the colonies as the Spanish dollar, because of its similarity to the well-known European thaler, which was similar in size and weight.
Spanish dollars were made legal tender in the United States in 1793, and remained so as late as 1857!
www.jeffersoncoinandbullion.com /spanish.shtml   (433 words)

 Old Spanish Trail Association
The Old Spanish Trail route was established along a loose network of Indian footpaths that crossed the wide expanse of the Colorado Plateau and the Mohave Desert.
In 2002, the Old Spanish Trail received designation as a National Historic Trail and today it is widely known as the longest, most arduous and crookedest pack mule route in America.
The Spanish outpost of Santa Fe, NM was founded in the early 1600's ten years before the Plymouth Colony was established by the Mayflower pilgrims.
oldspanishtrail.org   (493 words)

 sociology - Spanish-American War
The Spanish government did not have the financial resources or the manpower to deal with these revolts and thus turned to expedients of building concentration camps (in Cuba) to separate the rebels from their rural base of support.
Outraged by the "inhumanity" of the Spanish, Americans were stirred up to pushing for an "intervention", which even the most jaded hawks, like a young Theodore Roosevelt, would treat as a mostly dress-up affair.
Spanish gunners stationed at Fort San Cristobal fired the first shot (a 15-cm breech loaded Ordóñez rifle round), missing the USS Yale, an auxiliary ship under the command of Capt. William Clinton Wise.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Spanish-American_War   (2709 words)

 Caribbean History: Spanish Exploration | caribbean-guide.info
By 1512, there were Spanish colonies in all four of the Greater Antilles, but the two most important were on Hispaniola and Cuba.
One of the biggest economic problems in the colonies was the rapidly dwindling number of Taínos to serve as slaves to the Spanish colonists.
Jamaica was left as a colony where the nearby colonies could gather supplies, since the livestock on the island had fared so well.
caribbean-guide.info /past.and.present/history/spanish.exploration/index.html   (1408 words)

 spanish in the americas - especially south & central american usage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Spain lost control of its American colonies in the 1800s, but the Spanish language remained and is now the official language of almost every Latin American nation.
In the Philippines, which were incorporated into the Spanish Empire in the mid-16th century, Spanish served as the language of the ruling class, of civil and judicial administration, and of culture.
Because Mexico often mediated communication between the Philippines and Spain, Philippine Spanish in general is similar to the Castilian dialect used in Mexico.
www.alsintl.com /languages/spanish2.htm   (683 words)

To understand the Spanish posture before and during the conflict, it is necessary to give a brief historical introduction to Spain's internal political affairs, especially during the 19th century.
In the last budget of the Spanish administration in Puerto Rico, before the granting of the autonomy, the quantity of funds dedicated to education was almost the same as the funds dedicated to the salary of the Captain General.
When the MAINE exploded in Havana harbour, Spanish public opinion was not aware of the consequences that a war to retain the remains of the empire would bring upon the nation.
www.spanamwar.com /Spanishview.htm   (4035 words)

 Spanish American War 1898
The Spanish colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, as well as the formerly independent nation of Hawaii, became American possessions.
The excuse for entering the war was the rebellion by the Cubans against Spanish rule and the explosion of an American battleship.
The Spanish colonies in mainland North and South America became independent in the early 1800s, but Cuba and Puerto Rico remained Spanish.
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 Spanish Abroad Inc. - History of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo is an ancient Caribbean seaport city of firsts, discovered by Christopher Columbus it became the first capital of the new territories, the first to have Spanish coinage, a fort, a monastery, a cathedral, a university, a hospital and a palace.
It's rich colonial past is fertile ground for tourists from all over the world.
Santo Domingo's Spanish colonization period, and it's many "firsts" were recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Santo Domingo the cultural heritage of the New World.
www.spanishabroad.com /dominicanrep/santo_domingo/history.htm   (679 words)

 Spanish Colonial Currency
The new coins, minted in the colonies, was very attractive, and had the pillars that were associated with coins minted in the colonies.
The Spanish 8 Reales coin, also referred to as a Peso, was the template for the United States coins.
The obverse of the Spanish coin, is the side of the coin with the portrait of the current king, and also contained his name and mind date.
personal.lig.bellsouth.net /r/u/ruiz_b/Colonial_Currency/colonial_currency_index.htm   (1064 words)

 IGN: Age of Empires III - The Spanish
As a result, the mighty Spanish empire that was second to none at the beginning of the colonial time period limped off the world stage at the end of the period.
The official Spanish policy towards the Native Americans was enlightened for the time, granting them the status of free men, but in reality the Native Americans continued to suffer under Spanish rule (and even under the rule of the Spanish colonies that declared independence).
Spanish players get their first Shipment sooner than other players, and typically have 2-5 more Shipments by the end of a game.
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 Spanish revival homes - May. 30, 2006
All over the sunbelt and beyond, the appeal of Spanish revival is apparent as entire neighborhoods, towns and developments are being built in the genre.
Architects combined the elements of Mission-style, Spanish colonial and Pueblo architecture they observed there and made something out of them that was quite a departure from most of the American home building styles of the day.
Spanish revival's soft angles and edges and quiet refined lines are favorites with a whole new generation of Americans, many of them settling in sunbelt states.
money.cnn.com /2006/05/25/real_estate/spanish_revival_revisited/index.htm   (1162 words)

 Spanish American War
During the reign of Ferdinand VII the Spanish colonies in North and South America would eventually be lost.
By 1824 sixteen new republics had become independent, and all that remained of the great Spanish empire were Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and the Pacific island chains of the Carolines, the Marianas and the Marshalls.
On the night of the 15th of February l898 the USS Maine battleship was shattered by an explosion that sunk the ship and two-thirds of her crew in Havana harbour.
www.donquijote.org /culture/spain/history/americanwar.asp   (228 words)

 Spanish-American War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Spanish government did not have the financial resources or the manpower to deal with these revolts and thus turned to expedients of building reconcentration camps to separate the rebels from their rural base of support.
The war was a total war with both rebel and spanish troops burning and destroying infrastructure, crops, tools, livestock, and anything else that might aid the enemy.
The idea of the United States as an imperial power with foreign colonies was hotly debated domestically, with President McKinley and the Pro-Imperialists winning their wayover vocal opposition.
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 Spanish school Panama, Spanish language Panama
Panamá offers the student an attractive diversity, from the colonial city to a modern city of skyscrapers; from the densest jungle in the world to the archipelago with one of the purest indigenous cultures left in the hemisphere-the kunas.
Old Panamá was the center for Spanish exploration and expansion in the direction of Central and South America as well as the center of commercial transactions between the Spanish colonies of the pacific and Spain and the Caribbean.
The most important are the Museum of the Panamanian Man, the Historical Museum, the Colonial Religious Art Museum, the Natural Science Museum, the Afro-Antillian Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the in-house Museum of the National Bank of Panamá.
www.ilerispanishschool.com /panama.html   (530 words)

 Spanish Culture: spanish
I am a non-native Spanish speaker that learned the language as an adult, so I have extensive experience studying and learning Spanish (I am now fluent).
For the first question, I believe that gold and silver were among the most important exports from the spanish colonies to Spain.
On the second question about spanish injustice, I believe that you answered your own question...all of those that you mentioned occured.
en.allexperts.com /q/Spanish-Culture-3015/spanish.htm   (311 words)

 Colonial Mexico - Spanish Colonies - The Silver King, Chapter 5
Colonial Mexico - Spanish Colonies - The Silver King, Chapter 5
The fictional account of Jane Austen’s heroines and the real-life events occurring in Mexico City in 1756 share a plot--that of a wealthy man marrying an impoverished young woman.
But this superficial resemblance masks differences between the story told by Jane Austen and the customs in the Spanish colonies in the mid-eighteenth century.
www.colonialmexico.info /ch5.shtml   (590 words)

 Carlos Borrero
Mercantilism, Spanish colonies like Cuba, Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico and Perú could only export raw materials such as sugar cane, tobacco, indigo, etc. at cheap prices to Spain while importing finished goods such as rum, cigars, tools, etc. at expensive prices from the Spanish Crown.
It is your job to convince the ruling Spanish mercantile elite that that ar real social problem exists and public policies need to be changed.
Finally, compare the policy of nationalism (political independence) as a means of solving the problems of economic injustice and social inequity in Spain’s American colonies with another case of economic injustice and social inequity that you have learned about in Global History.
www.maxwell.syr.edu /plegal/tips/t5prod/Borrerowq1.html   (1424 words)

 Learn Spanish in Costa Rica. History of Costa Rica
A late explorer by the name of Gil Gonzalex Davila would name the area Costa Rica (Gold Coast) after observiing locals wearing gold in their ears and noses.
The influence of the Spanish in this region was relatively weak due to the tough terrain and of course a lack of precious metals.
As such during colonial times the attention of the Spanish where focused on places such as Mexico and Peru.
www.spanishinlatinamerica.com /costa-rica.history.asp   (331 words)

 Amazon.com: Portable Personal Possessions (Artifacts of the Spanish Colonies of Florida and the Caribbean, 1500-1800 - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ceramics, Glassware, and Beads (Artifacts of the Spanish Colonies of Florida and the Caribbean, 1500-1800 - Volume 1) by DEAGAN K
This long-awaited follow-up to Deagan's first volume on ceramics, glassware, and beads focuses on the portable personal objects owned and used by the residents of Spanish colonial America.
These objects are not only of Spanish origin; the collection includes many English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, and American pieces as well.
www.amazon.com /Portable-Possessions-Artifacts-Caribbean-1500-1800/dp/158834035X   (1070 words)

 Spanish Colonies
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Many of the Spanish colony stamps included in this area were part of an outstanding collection we recently obtained.
This collect was accumulated by a long-time collector from prominent Spanish dealers.
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