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Spain 1450-1750

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Lydia Tefera

on 13 December 2011

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Transcript of Spain 1450-1750

Trade: Rule over Conquered People Colonial Spain Labor Important
Details (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Belief Systems Roman Catholicism Driving force of the empire. Church Activity was required otherwise punishments would occur. It was considered a scandal if someone did not participate in church activities Lifestyle was guided by the church Desire to convert everyone to Catholicism, and wanted to give everyone the opportunity to go to Heaven Extent of territory Imports:

gold bullion
Triangular Atlantic Trade Slave Labor Indigenous people forced to work in mines
gruesome work
would work constantly 7 days a week Mita System
mandatory public service in the society of the Inca Empire.

all citizens were required to do so for a set number a days out of a year
Incas who were lazy were hung, stoned, or pushed off of a cliff.

The Spanish conquistadors also utilized the same labor system to supply the workforce they needed for the silver mines, which was the basis of their economy in the colonial period.

The conquistadors used the concept of mit'a to suit their own needs. Africans brought over to the Americas for slave labor

advantages included: immune to European diseases
Africans did know land or language
-weapons used were hihgly versitle -some speacialized in certain weapoms
-standard weapons: Sword and the lance Technologies used firearms
-guns, gun powder
-cannons forced Catholicism Now it is a part of their longstanding traditional ceremonies and beliefs Africans and indigenous
people used as slaves influence Adapted the Spanish language spanish territories (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr How rulers legitimized their rule gained control over shurch appointments used revenue from church to enhance royal power Cathedrals used to justify conquest Interesting Info. role of competition Portugal, England, and France having dominance of slaves-> Spain traveling west Spain came acrooss the Americas leading them to discover Mexico and silver Spainish Inquisition set up an inquisition and would find out who was catholic or not they would torture them to get answers Roman Catholicism Extent of Territory Slave Labor by: Allison, Ellen, Lydia
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