Cengage Advantage Books: American Passages: A History in the by Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, Jean R.

By Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, Jean R. Soderlund

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On the mainland, the Spanish government established two forms of forced Indian labor. With the encomienda system, Indians living on specified lands had to pay tribute to individual colonists and sometimes provide labor for which they received minimal wages. At first, the system included no transfer of land to the colonists, but as the numbers of Native Americans 21 declined and Spanish increased, the colonists took Indian property for farms and ranches. By the seventeenth century, grazing livestock replaced Indian farms on vast stretches of Spanish America.

Portugal retained its rights to the Atlantic slave trade and the sea route around Africa to India. Spain received permission to explore, conquer, and Christianize all lands and people to the west. The question of where Portuguese and Spanish spheres should be divided in the Far East was left unresolved until 1529, when the Treaty of Saragossa established a line seventeen degrees to the east of the Moluccas (Spice Islands), thus placing most of Asia within Portugal’s sphere. Between 1493 and 1529, Portugal and Spain sent out expeditions to explore their spheres.

In 1606, James I granted a charter to the Virginia Company with rights to settle colonies in North America. The Virginia Company had two groups: one in London and the other in Plymouth, in the west of England. The groups received overlapping claims, with the Plymouth group obtaining lands from what is now Maine to Virginia and the London group receiving Connecticut to the Carolinas. Either could settle in the overlapping area, but initial colonies had to be at least a hundred miles apart. Jamestown In 1607, the Virginia Company of London funded the first permanent English colony at Jamestown.

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