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Chapter 8, Lesson 1: The Spanish in America (pp. 134-137)

I. Spanish Colonies in the Americas

II. The Missions of California

    A. The Spanish built settlements called missions to covert the American Indians to the Roman Catholic religion.

    B. Father Junípero Serra founded the first mission in San Diego, California, in 1769.

    C. Although the Spanish missionaries thought that they were doing what was best for the Indians, they often ended up destroying the Indians' own culture.

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