Spanish Colonization in Latin America

Apr 11, 2014

Double Entry Journal:
“The Spanish wanted three things: wealth, glory and to spread the gospel” (Eakin 85).
This quote is significant because it outlines the basic three things that the Spanish were really colonizing Latin American for. The fact that Spain colonized Latin America due to the abundance of certain resources or fertile lands that could produce profitable resources that could be sold and traded. This supports the fact that the Spanish did not really care for the Natives of Latin America. The Spanish did not want to spread the gospel. The Spanish wanted to expand its boundaries as well as gain profit from it. This especially increased with the Bourbon Reforms which gained more from the already available resources that were being produced as well as producing larger quantities of these resources such as coffee.