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

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For example, some natives added the Christian God to their polytheistic system; others focused on the saints or the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit rather than one god. Indians organized their own societies to raise money for church functions and festivals and at times asserted independence from the Spanish church authority. The retention of native beliefs and practices disappointed many Spanish priests, who would accept nothing less than complete submission to Catholicism. Nevertheless, missionaries worked for humane treatment of Indians.

Spanish Mercantilism The Crown regulated commerce through the Casa de la Contratación, a government-controlled trading house founded in 1503 in Seville. Spain pursued the economic policy of mercantilism, which held that nations had monopolistic rights to trade with their colonies. Under mercantilism, the primary goal of economic activity was to achieve a favorable balance of trade and the acquisition of specie (gold and silver). Colonies were to serve as markets for goods from the home country and provide raw materials, gold, and silver to increase its wealth.

They finally approved his request in January 1492. Competition for Asian markets and goods and, desire for gold, power, fame, and missionary zeal all contributed to the drive to find a new route to the East. In August 1492, Columbus sailed west from the Canaries, taking advantage of the favorable current and trade winds. When the ships reached San Salvador in the Bahamas in October, Columbus thought they had located the East Indies. Hoping to establish trade, Columbus sailed southward to Cuba, then touched Hispaniola, where Native Americans offered gold in return for the trade goods he brought.

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