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How did Spanish and French interests in the New World differ?

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How did Spanish and French interests in the New World differ?

The Age of Exploration:

Starting in 1492, Europeans began exploring the Americas in search of riches, goods, and lands to settle. The Spanish and French were two of the leading powers in the Age of Exploration, and each had different interests in the New World.

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While the Spanish were focused much more on conquest and converting indigenous peoples to Christianity, the French more interested in creating trading...

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