Describe how each of the following countries approached colonization (goals, time frame, areas colonized, etc)
Spain- Conquistadors take over civilizations that are already there. In search of gold, spreading Christianity, and expanding power. Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizzaro are two leading conquistadors
Portugal- Go the Pope over colonization issues between them and Spain. Treaty of Tordesillas is created and splits the New World between the two nations. Demarcation line marks the split.
France- The friendliest with the Natives. Built relationships, assimilated in to their culture, and began fur trade.
England- The nation that built their own new colonies. Did not take over the natives that were already there. Created the 13 colonies
What is mercantilism and how did it lead to “Triangular Trade?”
With Mercantilism, the colony can only trade with the mother country. Britain would sent goods to their colonies in Africa, slaves would be sent from Africa to work and produce goods in the colonies, and then those goods would be sent to Britain.
What is primogeniture?
The first born son is the heir to the family’s fortune. The younger children sought land in the new territory to set up their own household instead of having to join the military or the church
How did the Spanish Armada defeat change colonization?