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This is the power given by Spain to settlers to demand taxes or labor from Native Americas?
What do you call the signs and symbols that were part of a writing system used by the Mayas to record their history?
What was one result of the population explosion in Latin America?
an increase in people moving to cities
Name two leader who contributed to independence in South America?
Jose de San martin and Simon Bolivar
What were the caudillos who ruled Latin America countries after independence mainly concerned with?
getting rich and holding power
What is true about Foreign companies in Latin America?
Foreign companies often controlled the economies of Latin American countries
What did the Line of Demarcation divided?
control of the territory in South America between Spain and Portugal
Many Latin American countries did what when the price of oil rose in the 1980"s ?
borrowed money from wealthy counties
Simon Bolivar's leadership joined which independent areas to become the federation called Gran Colombia?
independent Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama
How do many Latin American countries tried to control foreign investment?
keeping foreign companies from buying too much land
What world events inspired Haiti's fight for independence?
The war the colonists of North America fought with Britain and the uprising of the French people against their royal rulers. The American and French revolution.
What effect do you think Haiti's fight had on other parts of Latin America?
probably inspired other people in Latin America to want their independence
Give three reasons why a relatively small band of Spanish soldiers were able to conquer much of Latin America and its people?
1. guns, cannons, and horses
2. Spanish carried diseases that affect the Native people
3. had help from Native Americans that were angry with other Native American because of local rivlries
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