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Why did Spain close the mouth of the Mississippi River to American shipping?

Why did Spain close the mouth of the Mississippi River to American shipping?

a. Americans had refused to pay a tax for using the river
b. The river was deemed too dangerous for shipping vessels to navigate safely
c. Native Americans had declared the river sacred and convinced the Spanish to block all commercial boats from entering
d. Spain was concerned that Americans would eventually try to take the region from them
e. The river was too shallow for the large shipping vessels Americans were using

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Where was the first successful European colony in the New World?

The first successful European colony in the New World was established at…

a. Jamestown, Virginia, established by England
b. St. Augustine, Florida, established by Spain
c. Villahermosa, Mexico, established by Spain
d. Havana, Cuba, established by France
e. San Juan, Puerto Rico, established by Portugal

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What was Spain’s Encomienda System?

Spain’s Encomienda System was…

a. A systematic plan for taking control of New World lands claimed by the Portuguese
b. A mining technique for extracting gold discovered in Central and South America
c. A system of colonization that closely resembled Europe’s feudal system
d. A plan for assimilating native people in Central and South America into Spanish culture
e. A method of navigation employed by Spanish sailors and conquistadores

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