European Colonization. European Colonization. Once the New World is discovered, the Big 4 four European countries begin competing for control of North America and the world…. Spain England France Portugal This power struggle ultimately leads to several wars. F/I War 1750. The Spanish.
Explorers Sailing For Spain
First Spanish Conquests: The AztecsHernanCortes conquered Aztec Empire in 1519 and took control of modern day Mexico.
The Colonial Class System
CreolesSpanish and Black mixture.
MestizosSpanish and Indian mixture
MulattosWhite American and Black mixture
Spanish practice of forcing natives to work for free. Natives must honor their new rulers.
First form of slavery in the new world.
Encomiendasystem eventually killed off the Indian population due to starvation and disease.