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Why did the Spanish come to America?
They ended up colonizing North America for different economic reasons. Spain colonized America because they were searching for gold and silver. They did find a lot of gold and silver when they conquered the Aztec and Inca Empires. France colonized North America because of the great amount of furs they found there.
What were the effects of Spanish arrival to the Americas?
When the Spaniards arrived in the Americas, they introduced livestock, new crops and other domestic animals from Europe to the Americas. The introduced animals and crops impacted the environment of the Americas negatively. It transformed the environment and killed many living beings in the Americas.
What were the goals of Spanish colonization?
Motivations for colonization: Spain’s colonization goals were to extract gold and silver from the Americas, to stimulate the Spanish economy and make Spain a more powerful country. Spain also aimed to convert Native Americans to Christianity.
How did Spanish settlements and attitudes toward native populations in the New World differ from those of the English?
The Spanish settlements’ attitudes to Natives differed from the English because the Spanish considered America a source of wealth, so they tried to enslave the Indians and profit. The English saw the Natives as heathens possessing land that did not belong to them, so the English also ended up in conflict with them.