New World colony was divided into two viceroyalties. The ruler was a viceroy who directly answered to the king. Each colony was divided into encomiendas (kind of like states)
A Spanish person was given land Land included the Native population (as slaves for farming or mining)
Spaniards from Spain Full blood Spaniard born in New World Mixed race Spaniard Father/ Indian mother. Few Spanish women came to New world. Men oftentimes married Indian women
Indian slaves were a major part of the labor force Treated harshly, often beaten or killed for the smallest infraction Bartolomé de las Casas, a Spanish Priest fought for better treatment of Indians - pass out primary source documents
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