Chapter 5.2. Spanish Explorers Come To Texas. Did Columbus Succeed?. Did he find a new route to China (Asia)? No Did he bring diseases to the Americas? Yes Did he enslave, torture & kill thousands of Taino natives? Yes Did he discover a New World? Yes. Timed Pair Share.
1. Gold: The Spanish wanted to increase their global wealth.
2. Glory: Expeditions were led by conquistadores looking for fame for themselves
3. God: The Catholic Church agreed to help support the expeditions to convert Native Texans to Catholicism & increase wealth for the church