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Early Explorers

Important Things on Early Explorers and the Spanish Colonial Eras

What was the main goal of the mission system in Texas? To convert American Indians to Catholicism , teach the Indians the Spanish way of life, and create a Spanish presence in the Northern territory.
Why did the spanish explore Texas and Southwest America? (3 G's) God, gold, glory
Who established the most successful mission in Texas Antonio Margil de Jesus
When was San Antonio founded? 1718
Who established the first mission in Texas? Fray Damian Massanet
Why did Spain regain interest in Texas? French explorer LaSalle built a fort in East Texas.
What did each spanish mission have in common? All built by rivers
Why did most missions fail? The Texas Indians didn’t want to convert to Catholicism, they didn’t want to learn the Spanish way of life, and the Europeans brought diseases that killed many Texas Indians.
How did the spanish influence modern-day Texas? Architecture, celebrations, food, music, names of places
What is the definition of colonization? The process of settling among, and establishing control over, the indigenous people of an area.
Define adaptation A change by which a species becomes better suited to its environment.
What is a settlement? A place, typically one that has been uninhabited, where people establish a community
What are missions? Religious communities
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