Why did Spain conquer the Philippines?
1.They wanted to colonize and rule as many lands as possible.
2.They wanted to trade with other Asian countries.
3.They were determined to spread the Roman Catholic religion to as many countries as possible.
4.They wanted to destroy Paolo.
Was it King Phillip II of Spain or Queen Elizabeth I of England who first colonized the Philippines?
According to the book Social Studies In Perspective History of the Philippines by Viharin,A.G., First came the Spaniards who arrived in the Philippines on March 17 1521 the expedition led by Magellan who died in the battle of Mactan.The Spaniards retreated only to come back on the 24th of July 1526 and several other expeditions later they were able to conquer Luzon and Visayas but not Mindanao. Later came the Americans who fought with the…
The Philippines was named after King Philip II of Spain in the 16th century by Ruy Lopez de Villalobos. At the time of the naming, Philip was Crown Prince of Spain. NOTE: When the Philippines was named, Philip II of Spain was still a prince and not a king. Therefore, Philippines was actually named after a prince at that time.
Originally, Spain did not want to conquer the Aztecs, they mainly wanted to establish trade with them, especially for gold and silver. However, when the Spanish saw the huge numbers of human sacrifices, cannibalism and other cruelties they decided that the only way to eliminate these practices was to conquer the people.