Spanish Colonization

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    Spanish Colonization

  • Mater Dolorosa

    The "Mourning VIrgin" is created
  • First California mission

    Junipero Serra creates the first mission in 1769 at the age of 70
  • Spain assists in Revolutionary War

    Spain aids the thirteen colonies during the fight against the British
  • Treaty of San Lorenzo

    Treaty is signed on October 27,1795
  • Lousiana Purchase

    United States claims the Lousiana territory from France and Spain
  • Spanish War of Independence

    Spanish colonies start to fight against Spain for freedom
  • The War of 1812

    Spain and the United States fight for land
  • Spanish Land-Grant Law

    The Spanish Land-Grant law becomes active in the 18th century in New Mexico and slowly spreads around the United States
  • 23 Califronia missions

    By 1823, 23 missions follow along through the El Camino Real, stretching from San Diego to Sonoma