Anthony Bui 9/24/14
England & Spain
Spain and England both try to compete against each other due to colonization. Products and crops did affect Spain and England from being more or staying sustained. Being successful was such a challenge for these colonies. England and Spain’s competition with each, usage of tobacco, and result in succession do lead up into many factors.
Spain colonized South America. Columbus quotes “..I do not see the necessity of fortifying the place, as the people here are simple in warlike matters, as your Highnesses will see by those seven which I have ordered to be taken and carried to Spain in order to learn our language and return, unless your Highnesses should choose to have them all transported to Castile, or held captive in the island.” This quote addresses the action of Spain’s colonization. England forms the church of England wants to compete with Spain in colonizing. Results in England beating Spain. Jamestown starts and is in possession of England. Tobacco was such was killer to buy and get. England starts a tobacco business. The World History textbook informs of “John Rolfe, the husband of Pocahontas, became father of the tobacco industry and an economic savior of the Virgina colony.” That quote
clearly explains to us how big and important tobacco was in the colony by describing John Rolfe as being a savior.The tobacco business kept England Sustained. England was such a successful colony. While Spain depended on and use gold/silver for their economy , England ran with the tobacco business. Gold/Silver can’t be reused for a long time nor is Gold/Silver easy to find. Columbus says “there would be found a king who possessed large vessels of gold, and in great quantities.” The quote expressed the challenges of finding Gold. In contrast to the England being rich, ...
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