Spanish Colonization Facts
Spain's New World empire wasn't owned by Spain. Queen Isabella of Castile, not her husband King Ferdinand of Aragon, gave Columbus money and support for his voyages, and Castile owned the New World...
"If death came from Spain, we would all live a long life." "We came to serve God and to get rich, as all men wish to do."
Number of Spaniards in Spain in 1492: 6-7 million Number of Indians in America in 1492: 75-100 million Native population of the Island of Hispaniola (the island that now comprises Haiti and the Dom...
audencia, audencias A system of legal appeals courts that the Spanish set up in the New World to help govern the Americas. The first was organized in Hispaniola as early as 1511, but the first perm...
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