• Spanish Armada Powerful Country
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    Spanish Armada Spain-the most powerful country in the world is threatening the much weaker country of England. The British are almost bankrupt, have numerous rebellion problems, and a much weaker army than the Spaniards. This was the situation in the late 16 th century. The tension between Philip II and Elizabeth escalated until it eventually resulted in war. The conflict between Spain and England had many causes. First, Philip II wanted to convert England to Catholicism. King Philip II had a d...
  • Spaniards In Southwest America
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    The Spanish began their movement to Southwest America in the late sixteenth century. From that point on, their influence both on the Native Americans and the environment was extraordinaire. The goal of the Spaniards with regards to the Native Americans was to transform them "into tax-paying Christians." This is in contrast to the idea that their goal was to eradicate the Indians form the Americas. Consequently, the Spaniards took many Indians so that they may plant their religion in the Natives ...
  • Why Spanish Should Be Taught As A Second Language
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    Introduction I could hear salsa, , and rumba blasting from everywhere. Beautiful Cuban women filled the street, and Spanish filled the air. "Permis o Senor, canto cuesta la?" I ask in Spanish, "Sir, how much for an Icy?"Cual e sos a hi centavo." He replied. I walked around the block as I admired the Spanish style buildings, and the beautiful Palm trees. Hum, what's that smell? Smell like a fresh strip of or maybe." Chicharrones! Chicharrones!" Shouted a cuban man selling pork skins on the corner...
  • The Spanish American War Or 1898
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    The Spanish American War of 1898 One hundred years ago, in 1898, the United States was fighting the Spanish-American War. The victory over Spain made the United States a colonial power. 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 U. S. S. Maine. The Spanish col...
  • Indian War French Settlers Spanish
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    There were numerous effects of the French and Indian War; the Peace of Paris of 1763 ended the French and Indian War, closing all French power in North America. With the Death of King George II, the new English king, King George the III, wanted to put an end to the French and Indian War, pursuing peace and agreement. With this agreement, the Peace of Paris of 1763, came many stipulations. The French lost all of their land in North America. Many of the area settlers were forced to leave their hom...
  • California Spanish Cort First
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    Californian history The first Europeans to approach California came from the south. Spanish explorers in the sixteenth century sailed northward from the ports of Acapulco and Navidad along the west coast of what is today Mexico. They came in search of gold and the water route to Asia through North America. Among the most important of these early explorers were Hern " an Cort " es, Fort " un Jim'e nez, and Francisco de Ulloa. They sailed along the coast of Baja (or Lower) California. Hern " an C...
  • Puerto Rico Spanish Juan San
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    The island 'Borinquen' was populated by the Taino Indians until the early 1500's. Carib Indians raided the more peaceful Taino and established a few settlements. Columbus discovered the island on his second voyage in 1493 and named it San Juan. No attempt at settlement was made until Juan Ponce de Leon was given a charter by the King of Spain to colonize the island of San Juan (1508). The first capital city soon moved from its' origins in Ca parra to what is now Old San Juan due to the mosquito...
  • United States Spanish American War
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    ... the atrocities he was reported to have committed against Cuban rebels. The Journal called Weyler a "human hyena" and a "mad dog." Its description of the general was extreme: Weyler, the brute, the devastator of haciendas, the destroyer of families and the outrage r of women... pitiless Second Paper Most may think that the Spanish-American War was a war between the Americans and the Spanish. Most are right, but only to a point, because the Spanish-American War also included wars between the A...
  • Spanish Criollos Hidalgo Mexico
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    "Mexicamos, Viva Mexico" is cried out by the Mexican president every 16 th of September as done by Miguel Hidalgo in 1821, after the traditional bell ringing is finished the national anthem is sang. Similar to the 4 th of July celebration with parties, fireworks, ceremonies, except they also get bullfights also. In search for independence a priest decided to take matters into his own hands and lead a revolution against the Spanish government, but he was executed immediately. His execution inspir...
  • Spanish As A Second Language
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    Spanish As a Second LangugeIn recent years, the total population of Spanish speakers in the US has doubled. According to Census 2001 of the estimated 284 million residents in the USA, 36 million are of Hispanic origin, Five million more than the entire population of Canada. In 1960 people of Hispanic origin only equaled 6% of the US population. Since increased to 13%. 332 million people in the world speak Spanish. Second to Chinese Mandarin: 885 million. The continual growth of the Hispanic pop...
  • Speaking Spanish Terence Language Smith
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    TERENCE SMITH: Juleyka Lantigua, 25, is managing editor of Urban Latino Magazine in New York. The bi-monthly is targeted to young, English speaking Hispanics, who have not let go of their cultural roots. JULEYKA LANTIGUA: We live in English, but we enjoy our lives in Spanish. I come to work every day and I speak in English to my fellow Latinos, but I think when we each go home, we speak to our parents and to our, you know, extended families in Spanish. There's that duality, you know, of my nine-...
  • No United States Without Mexico
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    No U. S. without Mexicans As a Mexican American in the United States I can honestly say that Spanish colonialism plays a crucial role in understanding the history of Mexicans in the United States. Spanish colonialism brought forth many factors that shaped the Mexican. One huge factor is religion. The Spanish brought a unified form of religion, we know it as Christianity. Secondly, with its priority of converting the indigenous people to Christianity, they migrated and created pueblos in what is...
  • Hernan Cortes Reasons For Success
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    Why was Cortes with 508 soldiers able to conquer the Aztec Empire with millions of people Cortes was able to conquer the Aztecs for several very different reasons. In combination these reasons allowed him to have the upper hand in the conquest of Mexico. Arguably these reasons can be sorted into six different categories. The various causes for Cortes success will be assessed in a climax pattern. To begin with the Aztecs had a harsh tribute system that was not popular among the people of Mexico. ...
  • Factors Lat Amer Independence
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    I agree with the statement that the growing acceptance of ideas and attitudes associated with modernization and Europeanizism that essentially caused the movement toward Spanish American Independence, but disagree that, no other factors were involved. There was a huge underlying factor involved and that was the resentment of Peninsulars by the Creoles. The resentment of the Peninsulars by the Creoles has been fermenting over a century and more. Where the Peninsulars under a Pre-Bourbon Crown hel...
  • Spanish Timeline Spain Kingdom Important
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    IMPORTANT DATES about 1100-1000 BC Phoenicians began colonizing Spain. Modern cities such as C diz and Malaga were founded by the Phoenicians around this time. 400 s BC The Carthaginians conquered much of Spain. 200 s BC Spain became an important part of the Roman Empire following the Punic Wars. AD 573 The Visigoths completed their conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. 711-718 The Moors conquered most of Spain. Many Spaniards converted to Islam, and Moorish culture began to flourish. 1000 s The C...
  • First Impressions The Spanish And The Aztec
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    Through written and artistic accounts of the first encounters between the Aztecs and the Spanish, we are able to see how the first impressions of each group affected how they dealt with each other. There is much evidence of the Spanish first impressions of the Aztecs, but because the Spanish destroyed most of the written and artistic accounts of these events, we are left with little evidence of the Aztec perspective towards meeting Cort " es and the Spaniards for the first time. However, with th...
  • Mexican Hisotry United States
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    The conflict that erupted between the two countries where a direct result of different nation policies. The United States had a policy of westward expansion, while Mexico had a policy of self protection. The Americans never had a written policy of expansion. What they had was the idea of "Manifest Destiny." Manifest Destiny was the belief that the United States had the right to expand westward to the Pacific ocean. On the other hand, Mexico was a new country wanting to protect itself from outsid...
  • Spanish American War Islands Cuba Power
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    The Spanish-American War of 1898 marked a turning point in American history. Within a few years of the war's end, the United States established itself as a world power, exercising control or influence over islands in the Caribbean Sea, the mid-Pacific Ocean and close to the Asian mainland. The conflict has sometimes been called "The Newspaper War," largely because the influence of a sensationalist press, "Yellow Journalism", supposedly brought on the fighting. Key to a sense of rage propagated b...
  • Spanish Armada England English Spain
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    The Spanish armada was a fleet assembled and sent out by King Philip the 2 nd of Spain. This fleet tried to invade England, but it was dramatically unsuccessful. According to Spanish historical books, the main goal of the Spanish Armada was to unite Spain and England into one, thus giving Philip the ability to advance the Spanish conquest. Consequently, this stubborn approach, ordered by Philip, was not the advance he was looking for, but he found the eventual downfall of the Spanish Empire. Th...
  • Spanish Colonization Of The Philippines
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    Was the colonization by the Spanish Conquistadors a benefit for the Philippine Society? Synopsis The Philippines was under the Spanish ruling for 377 years. The influence of the Spanish upon the natives during this extensive period was profound. Every aspect of their society, politics, religion and culture revolutionize irrevocably. The content of this essay will include the varying opinions of sources that concern the colonizing of the Philippines by the Spanish empire from 16 th March 1521. Th...