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FHS Libguides (Library Guides): Sra. Jacob's Colonialismo Socratic Seminar

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What were the main goals of Spanish colonization?

Core historical themes. 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.

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Link to Encyclopedias and Websites - EN ESPANOL

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- search Britannica for 1) proceso de conquista 2) imperios coloniales  and/or 3) the name of a particular country/island

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