Spanish Influence

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In History
  • Nov 30, 1492

    Christopher Columbus made his first voyage to the New World

    Christopher Columbus made his first voyage to the New World. 1492 was a year of tremendous upheaval in Spain. The Spanish conquered Grenada and expelled the last of the Moors, the conclusion of 800 years of warfare in Spain. The monarchy was consolidated in the marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. There was triumph as well as tragedy, for in 1492 Jews were expelled from Spain by order of Isabella; as many as 50,000 may have been burned by the inquisition, and as many as 150,0
  • The first settlement

    The first settlement
    The first settlement was in 1598, north of El Paso. Santa Fe was founded in 1610. By 1620 (when the "Pilgrims" landed at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts), there were about 50 families living in Santa Fe, (25-30 people in each household). It was aNew Mexico Frontier remote outpost on the frontier. A civil Governor served a 4-5 year term; ecclesiastics, on a salary of 300-350 pesos a year from the Spanish crown, had three year assignments; some stayed longer. The Office of the Inquisition was also pr
  • the Governor at Santa Fe and the Chief Ecclesiastic actually got along with one another

    the Governor at Santa Fe and the Chief Ecclesiastic actually got along with one another. They began to interfere in the lives of the indigenous people. They closed down kivas and burned katchinas. The weather turned bad; a couple of years passed with no harvests. Plains tribes, such as the Apaches, were also low on food due to the weather and began to raid Santa Fe and other Spanish settlements. In 1680, a Native American alliance led by an Indian named Popé struck hard and quick at the Spanish,
  • There were 2500 hispanics in all of New Mexico

    there were 2500 hispanics in all of New Mexico, along with about 15,000 Christianized Indians. The Spanish authorities often functioned as the administrators of indigenous, settled people. Taxes were never successful in New Mexico, with Hispanic settlers or the tribes. Native Americans used "creative accounting" to reduce their amounts of tribute. Salt mined in New Mexico was used in the silver rendering process, and was sent south in carretas 800 miles to Zacatecas, Mexico. Elk hides were used
  • First California mission founded

  • Augustie de Iturbide led an upspring for Independence

  • Mexico wins Independence from spain

  • First Colony of America Sets up in texas

  • Mexican Colonization law issued

  • Republic of texas established