Missionaries played the most important role in consolidating the influence of the Spanish Empire

In the 17th century, missionaries played the most important role in consolidating the influence of the Spanish Empire in Santa Fe, St. Augustine and beyond. In learning about the role of Christian orders, do you find that their influence on indigenous societies was positive, negative, or both? (See Weber, Chapter 4 and give examples.)

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-Discuss the role of the French and the British in contesting Spanish influence in North America (See Weber, Chapters 5 & 6). Pages122-147

-Read Weber, pages 195-220 (end of chapter 9 & chapter 10) and explain how the Spanish North American territories were lost.

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-What are your thoughts on the Spanish and indigenous heritage of North America after reading David Weber’s book? Does it change your perspective on the history of the United States and the meaning of “Latin America”?

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