miércoles, 15 de mayo de 2013

The Spanish Empire

This is a map how was Spain and the Spanish Empire after 1492 and then answer the questions:

  • Who had the largest empire, Charles I or Philip II?
  • Name some of the territories in the empires.
  • Which territories were part of the empires of both kings?

With this video you will understand what happened along this period of History.



THE REIGN OF THE CATHOLIC MONARCHS.

 
  • The Catholic Monarch unified Spain geographically, and expanded its territories. 
  • They conquered the Kingdom of Granada, the Canary Islands and some territories in North Africa. 
  • They financed Christopher Columbus expedition, which led to the discovery of America. 

THE SPANISH EMPIRE.


  • Charles I, Isabella's grandson, became king of Spain in 1516. 
  • He ruled a big empire, which included:
      • The Catholic Monarchs' territories.
      • The Netherlands.
      • Other lands in Centra Europe. 
  • He faced serious problems during his reign:
      • Revolts in Spain.
      • Wars in Europe (for political, social and religious reasons).

  • Philip II, Charles I's heir, became king in 1556.
  • His enormous empire included:
      • The Iberian Peninsula.
      • The Netherlands.
      • Territories in southern Italy.
      • America.
      • Asia.
      • Africa.
  • He was involved in many wars:
      • Against France in 1557.
      • Against the Turks at the Batalla de Lepanto in 1571.
      • Netherlands started a long rebellion.
  • The wars were expensive so prices increased a lot and people became poorer. 
  • In adittion, less gold and siver was sent from America. 
LET'S DO THIS ACTIVITY TO REVIEW WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNT ABOUT THE GREAT SPANISH EMPIRE.