How did the location of New Spain affect the way the Spanish settled on the land?
Spain settled in North, Central, South America, the Caribbean Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean.
The first wave of Spanish contact with the New World was through the first explorations. Settlements were established mostly for economic reasons. 1) for trade with what were …falsely believed to the peripheral subjects of the Great Khanate but actually turned out to be small island tribal nations; 2) for natural resources, which included lumber, precious metals, fishing, skins, and slaves, 3) plantations, using indigenous, and later African slave labour, to grow sugar, fruit, tobacco, and cotton and 4) christian missions to convert the indigenous peoples to Christianity. Of ten these last three would combine at different points depending on political geography and the particular period of settlement. Apart from the Christian missions and some early voyages, most of the conquistadors were self-financed by American gold and silver or at least temporarily expropriated royal resources for the purposes of conquest, like Cortes in Mexico.
Spain let the conquistadors govern the lands they conquered.
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They made Spain rich and powerful
Spain settled the New World in order to gain riches, fame through discoveries, and spread their religious beliefs.
Because they were trying to find the empire
To protect their land
Because they thought it was a good place to settle
New Spain was settled in the late 15th and early 16th centuries.
to have more land than there country
To increase its territorial gains in the Americas. Remember that once the New World and its riches were discovered, several countries in Europe raced to settle it and exploit …its vast natural resources. Some other countries following the same path included the Netherlands, England, France and Portugal.
Spain explored Texas, sent Missionaries to convert the natives, and made Grants to reward their more deserving subjects so that they would develop the colony.
What did the spanish government give to certain colonists as a way of settling and controlling New Spain?
Cash crops and stock