Essays Tagged: "New Spain"

Politics of Mexico, NAFTA

eSpanish conquest, they continued to be the great majority of inhabitants of what wasreferred to as New Spain, speaking their own languages and retaining much of their nativeculture. Inevitably they b ... opposed to the criollos, or Creoles--people of pure European descent who had beenborn and raised in New Spain. The peninsulares were sent from Spain to hold the highestcolonial offices in both the civ ...

(17 pages) 435 1 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Christianity as a Tool of Conquest.

t between what the original cause and purpose of the Europeans was in their attempt to colonize the new Americas versus what really happened. It accentuates the violence that they commited against the ... strong desire to acquire excessive amounts of gold and other metals that were being found in these new lands, and this desire led them to destroy the natives. This concept is clearly observed in the ...

(8 pages) 94 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Biography on Samuel Champlain.

Samuel Champlain(1567? -1635)Called the "Father of New France"Samuel du Champlain founded Quebec, the first permanent French settlement in North Americ ... uring its early years. He explored Canada as far west as Lake Huron and also discovered the lake in New York that bears his name.Samuel du Champlain was born in 1567 in Brouage, a small French seaport ... th his uncle. This voyage led him to be on a charted French vessel that went to the West Indies and New Spain with the annual fleet. On his return to France two years later, the 32-year-old Champlain ...

(4 pages) 54 1 2.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


rospered.Ahuitzotl was the ruler from 1486 to 1502. When he died, his nephew, Moctezuma, became the new ruler. Moctezuma continued to conquer more land and the empire continued to grow.In 1519 Heran C ... hundred years.After the defeat of the Mexicas and the fall of the Aztec Empire, Spain called their new lands the Viceroyalty of New Spain. The Spanish destroyed the old temples and buildings that bel ...

(9 pages) 171 0 4.1 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Mexico, history, political structure, biography included

eople, today's national emblem of Mexico. Early 16th century the Spanish conquered Mexico naming it New Spain. The Spanish would occupy the country for three centuries. By the 19th century discontent ... r with the independence of the British colonies in North America encouraged the neglected people of New Spain to think of independence for themselves. On September 16th, 1810 from his pulpit a rural p ...

(6 pages) 170 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Past of the Tortilla by knight keeper

ith help from locals weakened by starvation. In the end the capital was in ruins to pave the way of New Spain. The Indians were to renounce their gods and bow to the far away king. (Pilcher, 22-23)The ...

(4 pages) 23 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

San Antonio de Bexar

ve to populate San Antonio de Bexar. Its purpose was to protect the more valuable interior lands of New Spain from Europeans and Indians. However, San Antonio de Bexar grew into a great colony and it ... d and many others contributed to the social culture of San Antonio de Bexar. As in many colonies in New Spain, Indians definitively had a great impact on the colonies in many different ways. In San An ...

(8 pages) 17 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Importance of the Alamo

was initially at different locations. In the early eighteenth century, around 1716, the Viceroy of New Spain endorsed the move of a mission from the Rio Grande to the San Antonio River. The original ...

(4 pages) 49 0 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Bourbon Reforms in Mexico

ical, social and cultural changes that and be studies and related to Mexico's present situation.The new Bourbon administration took power in Spain in 1707, however it was not until Charles III that th ... aving of the way to independence. With an authoritarian type of government Spain decisively went to New Spain to once again regain direct military control and improve its efficiency in order to increa ...

(6 pages) 73 0 4.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Mexicos Fight for Independence

the Independence of MexicoCauses of IndependencThere were many circumstances both in Europe and in New Spain that lead the way to an independent Mexico. The ways of the world were changing and Americ ... t Mexico. The ways of the world were changing and America was no exception. People began to take in new idea and it was during this period that we see a shift in the world powers.GROWTH WITHOUT DEVELO ...

(9 pages) 74 2 4.2 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Faith And Honor In Latin America

ants to the Americas in the sixteenth century, was noble." (Burkholder 19) The result of this new open nation was that individuals that represented the social classes could easily bridge the dic ... ntingent on many social and heritage factors.Factors of heritage could easily be changed by gaining newfound standing through ranks given during the conquests. "Thus from the earliest days of explorat ...

(5 pages) 762 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hero In Mexican History

rain radical thinking, preserve old institutions, and discourage exploration of unfamiliar paths to new relationships, be they political, economic or even social. Thus, he goes on to explain that for ... riollos aristocrat. However, from the late eighteenth century through the early nineteenth century, new forces buffeted and shook the sleepy world of colonial Spanish America (Hamill, 18).These forces ...

(7 pages) 18 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


(priests) from the Catholic Church taught their religions beliefs to the people nearby. The padres knew when they left Spain to serve God and carry the word that they might never return. ... ns to give up their culture and to live and work at the missions. In exchange he would offer them a new way of life. Since Agriculture was an important activity on the missions they were taught farmin ...

(3 pages) 551 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

De las casas

he Spaniards, as they were called, then systematically proceeded to slaughter the native people of "New Spain" and also devastate and depopulate the land.Following the discovery of the Americas, the S ... depopulate the land.Following the discovery of the Americas, the Spaniards began to journey to the new land on the pretence of spreading the word of God. However, they intentionally failed to accompl ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Fray junipero serra

was to become as missionary and in 1749 he responded to the call for Franciscan missionaries to the New World. His dream became a reality. He left his family and friends and sailed off to a "New World ... ds and sailed off to a "New World." Nearly 200 years earlier, Spain had established a colony called New Spain, the region known today as Mexico. Successful colonization was the result of collaboration ...

(9 pages) 15 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

European expoloration in 1400 and 1500s

d each had their own reasons for growth. All of Europe dealt with the excitement and uncertainty of new places. Europe began evolving as early as 1095 with the beginning of the Crusades. These ... rusades. These Europeans began to trade with the Orient, swapping knowledge, food, and crafts. This newfound wealth was reinvested in what is known as the Renaissance. All subjects were being studied ...

(2 pages) 35 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History