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The high autonomy level, economic success, and the danger from slave traders led to the expulsion of the Jesuits from Central and South America in 1767. The Jesuit Reductions started in the early 17th century when priest set out to evangelize the native tribes of Central and South America. Although these practices started in the South Americas they also went north, in Mexico the policy was called congregación, and also took the form of the hospitals of Vasco de Quiroga, and the Franciscan Missions of California, and in Por... ... middle of paper ... ...al and South America they had their downfalls. Most of these downfalls had were due to the Spanish and Portuguese governments and their suspicions of a growing power in the countries occupied by the Jesuits. Works Cited Bakewell, P. J.. A history of Latin America: c. 1450 to the present.
Moreover, this annexation of Puerto Rico with the US creates a democratic form of colonization; known popularly as a Commonwealth, but to the world Puerto Rico is still known as the oldest colony in the world. It is believed by many that 1898 was a year of liberation and domination because of the Spanish-American War (García 39). After the war had concluded Puerto Rico had finally, after centuries of Spanish rule, been free of the tyrannical policies of the Spanish government in the island; moreover, this led to the clear pavement of the path for domination of the island of Puerto Rico by the United States. For the years to come once the US takes control of Puerto Rico, US military leaders in order to create a stable political, economical, and social environment governed the people of Puerto Rico. After years of legislation and negotiations from Puerto Rico’s leadership, in 1952... ... middle of paper ... ...14, 2012).
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The Exploitation of Puerto Rico by the United States Puerto Rico has had a long history of dependency. Puerto Rico was first colonized by Spain until the Spanish American war, which resulted in the colonization by the United States in 1898. While Spain was in the process of devising an agreement with Puerto Rico that would grant the island autonomy, the invasion of the United States ended any plans that would grant this reprise (Figueroa, 11/19/98). The U.S. decided to partake in this colonial expansion because Puerto Rico had tremendous potential for investment and commerce as well as being geo-politically strategic. The U.S. had intentions to take Spain and its influence out of the western-hemisphere.
Upon assuming the responsibility of Puerto Rico’s new colonial master, the US also accepted the "burden" to govern it because "the people of Puerto Rico were not ready f... ... middle of paper ... ...to Rico is supposed to become now 100 years after 1898. Works Cited Dietz, James, Economic History of Puerto Rico (Princeton: Princeton U Press, 1986), 98-170. Fernandez, Ronald. The Disenchanted Island. (Westport: Praeger Publishers, 1996),1-83.
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Firstly there is Christopher Columbus reaching the Americas in 1492. This opened the gate for gave way to other European colonies to be created like Roanoke and also created the way for Spanish adventures like Vasco Núñez de Balboa who crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean and in 1517 and made contact with the Aztec empire. (“Out of Many AP Edition” 40) Along with de Balboa, Columbus also inspired Hernán Cortés who over threw the Aztec empire within two years. (“Out of Many AP Edition” 40) Columbus’ success wasn’t all on his own, he utilized a caravel-based ship called the Niña that allowed him to travel farther and faster then any ship of his time. The caravel ship wassponsored by King Henry “the Navigator” also allowed for the invasion of the Americas by other adventurers after Columbus’ time.
True to form, Columbus displayed a stunning misinterpretation of the facts and coined the site “Costa Rica” (Watkins). This “discovery” in 1502 would, as in the rest of Latin America, herald the end of life as the indigenous knew it. For the next 300 years Costa Rica would find itself under Spanish control, yet this burden was significantly lightened by the absence of riches the Europeans craved. These long centuries under Spanish influence would find Costa Rica in the position of the periphery, relatively spared from the harsh rule often employed in more profitable sectors. Ironically, the relat... ... middle of paper ... ...uiesced, and died soon after (Colby 66, Chapman 38-39).
The success of this voyage presented Cortés a title in which he would be remembered as “a veteran of the Caribbean phase of Spanish overseas expansion.” (3) The purpose of the letter written by Hernán Cortés to King Charles I of Spain was pure intentional. The letter was meant to convince and notify the King about his successes, accomplishments and the discovery of riches and a powerful civilization. Cortés had a couple of things in mind when he wrote this letter besides power he w... ... middle of paper ... ...d….” (4) The Spanish Conquest was a significant expedition in the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Cortés’s fleet, crew, weapons, and horses helped him in his conquest. However that alone was not enough to defeat a larger society, and with the alliances formed by Cortés with the Tlaxcalans who hated the Aztecs helped him gain more power in his overpowering of the Aztec empire.