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Spanish vs English communities

Spanish vs English areas in 17th century America

ian kuo

on 1 November 2012

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by: Ian Kuo Spanish vs English Settlements: 17th century America photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli #2: Analyze the differences between the Spanish settlements in the Southwest and the English colonies in New England in the 17th century in terms of: Politics, Religion, and Economic development The The Spanish The English The End Politics Little self- rule was given to the SW settlements Instead, Spain's government ruled the SW through a Viceroy- enforced king's laws Completely Autocratic Relaxed Control over Colonies Robert Walpole- prime minister believed in relaxed restriction Neglect - no involvement in colonies Revolutionary War - when Britain forced control: angered caused English Colonies had many religions ranging from Angelican to Puritan - Many from seeking religious freedom Spanish missions to introduce Catholicism to the Native Americans Most Spanish were Catholic Spanish English Religion Question Quakers - William Penn 1681 The Pennsylvania Charter Catholics- George Calvert, 1632 The Maryland Charter Economic Development Spanish Spanish found wealth right when they arrived Gold Silver Desert Region - little agriculture Strict Spanish government laws to protect against pirates Ships through one Spanish port Ships' voyage twice a year Little Trade/Commerce English New England colonies, more commercial/industrial Much trading with foreigners: England, West Indies, Natives Many natural resources: lumber coal, iron, fish, fur Instant Wealth, but ran out quick Not very strong or profitable colonies in World Very strong Colonies in the World Many religions: a cause of the Revolution: Church of England forcing Angelican onto colonies - one and only denomiantion Spanish Catholics: Shows even in modern day as much of S, SW are Catholic During the 17th century, Spain and Britain were close countries geographically but how they ruled over their colonies was completely different whether it was with self rule, religion, or how the colonial economy progressed. Thesis: Religious Colonies Bibliography West, Elliot. "TEACHERS." Spanish Missions (in U.S. History). N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Aug. 2012. <http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/spanish-missions-us-history>. Sonfar, Larik. "Comparing the Spanish and English Colonies in the New World Territories of the 17th Century." Helium. Helium, 18 May 2008. Web. 18 Aug. 2012. <http://www.helium.com/items/1046548-Colonial-Early-American>. Brinkley, Alan. American History: A Survey. Boston: McGraw-Hill College, 1999. Print.
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