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Were French or Spanish colonies more successful?

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Were French or Spanish colonies more successful?

European Empires in the Americas:

European explorers and conquerors began coming to the Americas in droves after 1492. While the Spanish and Portuguese took the lead in colonization, the French soon began sending explorers of their own to the New World.

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By most measures, Spain's colonies in the Americas were more successful than those of France. Spain got a head start on the American colonial race...

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The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

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This lesson will focus on the Age of Exploration. It will explain the main reasons why Europeans explored the New World. It will highlight their spirit of adventure, the religious desire to see natives converted, and the chance to acquire wealth.


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