What were the similarities and differences between the Spanish and English settlements?

Most of the powerful Western European Nations became involved in exploration of the Americas. Spain started the trend with the exploration of Columbus. Observers realized that Columbus had not discovered Spice Islands south of China, but a whole new world to the Europeans. Expeditions of exploration in search of wealth were the first action of the explorers of the new land. Immediate metal wealth was not found in the Caribbean Islands, but it was found later on the Americas mainland. England was then enticed to claim land for itself, and claimed the lands of North America and benefited from early trading posts. Spain and England both participated in the exploration and colonization of the Americas, but their ambitions were different based upon the surrounding environment.

Spain focused its exploration on the lands surrounding the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific link on the Western coast of South America. Like the English, the indigenous people of the acted friendly towards the Spanish explorers, then resisted after unjust massacres occurred.

This common reaction comes with the part of human nature that accepts others, and rejects them after they have participated in undesirable actions. Similar to the English, the Spanish also colonized the lands of the new world and developed large cities, which served as political and economic centers. The geography of Central and South America contributed greatly to the amount of metals and valuable resources that were extracted from the ground and from the artifacts of the natives. Unlike the English, the Spanish employed Viceroys, or officials to rule the new world to keep order. These Viceroys reported directly to the king, and could be removed from office by a court of lawyers. These rulers were essential to the vast, spread out landmass that the Spanish conquered. Encompassing many different...

As many people know, the world we live in is huge. Many have tried and succeeded to colonize some parts of the world. Two of the biggest colorizations that happen in past are between the English and Spanish. At the same time, both would be fighting and taking over the Native Americans and disrespected them. From both colonization, many settlers have died from starving, the harsh weather, and from fighting each other. The English and Spanish came to North America seeking quick riches and discovering new land but little did they know that they were not the only first people to populate North America. The English colonization is quite different from Spanish Colonization through motivation, settlement and relations with Native Americans, and Economic and Political Changes. Both English and Spanish had different ideas and motivation of colonizing the North America. In 1607, the English started their colonization in Jamestown, Virginia hoping of finding crops (Jones, pg. 36). Many people whom didn't have land or little land wanted to explore for land, which what the first settlers consisted of.…show more content…
The Spanish wanted to convert the Pueblo Indians to Christianity same thing as the English. The Spanish reached out to the compact native towns. Both sides would continuously fight ending in a reluctant submission of the Pueblo Indians. They Spanish had demanded labor and food from the Native. This all happened in the Southwest. When the settlers went to Rio Grande Valley, many of them had given up and return to Mexico (Jones, pg. 28). In their desperation to find new land, they took their frustration on the native people. The Spanish soldiers would take robes from women and children in the winter. Because the Native people were too afraid of the Spanish people, they began to accept their protection and accept Christian baptism. The Spanish had control over the Native

The Spanish and New England Colonies
In a time between 1492 and the 1700 the Spanish and the English started to colonize the New World with the Spaniards coming over first in 1492 after being approved by the Roman Catholic Church. The Spanish people started their colonization in present day Mexico, while the English colony of Massachusetts in 1630 by Puritans fleeing England due to persecution. It is in this context that there were two similarities and a differences from both European countries. The Spanish and New England colonies from 1492 to 1700 were significantly similar in terms of the economic base in which the colony was set upon, and considerably different in the role religion had on the colony and the control the government had
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The similarity occurred because both colonies found out that big money could be made on the cash crops that were wanted around the world. The Spanish and the New England Colonies from 1492 to 1700 were considerably different in the role religion had on the colony. The two colonies were similar in the fact that both were started on Catholic religious principles that converted the Native Americans in the area. Even though both were started on Catholic religion, the role that the church took on was much different in the separate colonies. In Spanish colonies, the Friars were sent by the Roman Catholic Church to convert Native Americans to Catholicism no matter if it was wanted or not and used Missions as places where Friars would send Natives for hard labor. Here the enslaved natives lived about 12 years due to the harsh conditions. In the New England colony of Massachusetts, there were Praying Towns used for when natives decided to convert, not by force but by free will. This difference in the role of religion is because with Spain, the Roman Catholic Church went hand and hand with the government to control what happened with the colony, but with Massachusetts, the people of the colony set the religion and government guidelines for their colony. Furthermore, the Puritans believed themselves to be pure, and as John Winthrop put it in his City Upon a Hill sermon, he wanted Massachusetts to be where all other Christians around the world could