The Colonial Strategies of the Spanish

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The colonial strategies of the Spanish, French, and Dutch were similar in that they all originally began their colonization through unchartered companies and colonized to spread Christianity and to acquire wealth. Each of these peoples also traded with the local natives. Despite their similarities, these countries’ strategies differed as well. The Spaniards began whipping the natives who practiced polygamy and punished the ones that worshipped their traditional gods. They also began selling these Indians into slavery. They practiced religious conversion, cultural assimilation, and forced labor to control the Indians causing the Indians and Spaniards to begin a war. The French established their first permanent…show more content…
Furthermore, African slaves were treated as chattel slavery, the ownership of a human being as property. Additionally, Africans were forced to convert by the Portuguese missionaries to Christianity and that is an internal labor. 87. The Puritans of Massachusetts Bay fled from England’s established Church because they were religious separatists and King James I threatened to drive the puritans out of England or do worse to them. Ironically, while in Massachusetts the puritans promptly started an established their own Church and policies. The puritans set up a legal code that provided for representative self-government. The puritans established this new church in order to keep political stability. As well, their goal was to create a reformed Christian society with “authority in magistrates, liberty in people, and purity in the church,” in order to inspire religious reform throughout Christendom. This Church was ruled by magistrates who viewed England as morally corrupt, and overburdened with people. In order to keep the puritan colony alive, the magistrates enforced strict rules, and harsh punishments for dissenters so no person would be able to threaten the authority of the new church in order to achieve purity in the church. 88. John Winthrop and his associates from Boston governed the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay. They transformed their joint-stock corporation into a
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