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In the , the large estates of the hacienda system were broken up into smaller ones, often owned by subsistence farmers of the region. In the 1500s, Spain systematically conquered parts of North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. They saw the New Laws as the actions of an ungrateful king who, after all, had been sent 20% of. The land included any native cities, towns, communities or families that lived there. The encomienda system was a labor system instituted by the Spanish crown in the American colonies. The attempt failed, as encomenderos ignored the laws and revolted against any attempt to weaken their power of the their laborers. This practice, along with the forced conversions to Catholicism, resulted in the dilution of tribal identity and culture throughout the Americas.

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Repartimiento

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Pizarro defeated Viceroy NĂșñez, who was killed in battle, and basically ruled Peru for two years before another royalist army defeated him; Pizarro was captured and executed. The Philippine Presidency of Ramon Magsaysay is worthy of mention, as during his time in office many landless farmers in Philippines were given land ownership. The King of Spain almost lost Peru during these conquistador uprisings. In fact, by the end of the 20th Century, the hacienda system was on the verge of disappearance in Puerto Rico. The Encomienda system was a system Spain used in an attempt toreduce the abuses of the system of forced labor. In this system, a Spanish encomendero was granted a number of native laborers who would pay tributes to him in exchange for his protection.

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What is the Encomienda System

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It also swiftly led to abuses: encomenderos made unreasonable demands of the natives who lived on their lands, working them excessively or demanding tribute of crops that could not be grown on the land. Spanish conquistadors, settlers, priests or colonial officials were given a repartimiento, or grant of land. Origins of the Hacienda System A hacienda refers to a form of large landed estate systems which originated in Spanish America during the colonial period, and acted as a traditional institution of rural life. In return theNative Americans would receive protection fro 
 m other tribes,education, and Christianity. It was essentially slavery, given but a thin and illusory veneer of respectability for the Catholic education that it implied.

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The Encomienda System: APUSH Topics to Study for Test Day

define encomienda system

The natives were supposed to provide tribute, in the form of gold or silver, crops, and foodstuffs, animals such as pigs or llamas or anything else the land produced. In some other countries, however, the hacienda system took a longer time to disappear. Even priests who were endowed with encomiendas fell prey to corruption, often living with native women and engaging in the same kind of torture as the conquistadores. If crops failed, the natives were expected to produce tribute or face egregious punishment, which could result in death. Then, in 1499, a former governor of Granada introduced the encomienda to Hispaniola in the Americas, and soon all the participants in the conquests of the Caribbean, Mexico, , and expected an encomienda as reward for their services to the crown. Corn was one of the most important crops grown by Native American peoples in Mexico and South America.

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The Encomienda System: APUSH Topics to Study for Test Day

define encomienda system

Bartolomé de las Casas was one of the key people that argued for the end of the system. After the conquest of Granada in 1492, the Spanish crown parceled out lands as encomiendas to soldiers who were, in turn, to Christianize the Moors. It legally allowed the Spaniards to work the natives literally to death in the fields and mines. The encomieda system was used during the Spanish colonization of the Americas to regulate Native American labor and autonomy. Furthermore, anyone who abused natives or who had participated in the conquistador civil wars could lose their encomiendas. Answer: The correct answer is D.

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Repartimiento

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In Mexico, the system was abolished in 1917 after the Mexican Revolution of 1911. The fact that the settlers rebelled, fought and died to fight the New Laws only shows how deeply they had sunk into greed and cruelty. He started from Spain in 1519 with five tiny ships. June 30, 1520 he had the Aztecs attack the Spaniards, driving them down the causeways from Tenochtitlan in a frantic bloody retreat. Under this system a Spanish conquistador, or another prominent male Spaniard known as an encomendero , was granted the labor of a certain number of Native Americans living in the area. The hacendados then became even more overtly powerful, and formed the new aristocracy of the independent country.

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Encomienda system

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He picked an Indian slave named Malinche who knew both Mayan and Nahuatl, the language of the Aztec empire in central America. The encomendero provided the laborers protection from warring tribes, and teachings in the Catholic faith. Derived from the Spanish verb encomendar to entrust a mission for someone to fulfill , the mission of the encomienda was to care for and protect indigenous people by awarding part of their labor and produce to men who had served the crown—encomenderos. In return, the owner, or encomendero, was responsible for the well-being of his subjects and was to see to it that they were converted and educated about Christianity. His troops secretly disposed of his remains at night into the Mississippi River so that the Indians would not abuse the body.

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encomienda translation English

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The encomienda was based on the familiar Reconquista institution in which adelantado s were given the right to extract tribute from Muslims or other peasants in areas that they had conquered and resettled. . Me encargaron hacer la transicion de la oficina del Ejecutivo de las nueve oficinas de la gobernadora, y un sabado a las diez de la noche me hablo para decirme que, aunque ya se habia dado una encomienda para trabajar cerca de ella, consideraba que estaria mejor al frente del Instituto Sonorense de Cultura. The 1952 Revolution led by the left-wing Peruvian General VĂ­ctor Paz Estenssoro, and the 1969 Agrarian Reforms introduced by the Bolivian reformist revolutionary and later Bolivian President Juan Velasco Alvarado, led to the abolishment of the hacienda system in these two countries. La entrada y difusiĂłn de ese material se encomienda a entidades jurĂ­dicas registradas para realizar esas actividades. They were used for forced labor in the mines and in the fields and many were killed or injured in the primitive working conditions.

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define encomienda system

With his interpreters he learned that there were problems with the Aztec empire and the people they demanded tribute from. The encomienda system allowed for a vast accumulation of wealth by the conquistadors and the Spanish crown. In 1769 Spanish missionaries led by Father Junipero Serra founded at San Diego the first of a chain of twenty-one missions that wound up the coast as far as Sonoma, north of San Francisco Bay. The Spanish settlers rebelled, but the Crown held fast to the central principle that encomienda rights should not be hereditary. These lands were often quite vast. The Spanish crown still steadfastly refused to grant encomiendas in perpetuity, however, so slowly these lands reverted to the crown. Unfortunately, the conquistadores were not beneficent landowners but brutal soldiers who cared little for the indigenous inhabitants.

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