Spain’s Influence on America

October 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm 7 comments


Spain influenced mainly the southern and western parts of America. The main religion in Spain was Roman Catholic, so therefore, they obviously brought Catholicism to America.  In fact many catholic Spaniards came to America to be missionaries to the Indians.  This was supposed to be the main purpose, but some just came for the gold.

 Other ways  Spain influenced America was with architectural designs, language, and  food.  The Spaniards used adobe bricks and rounded windows and door frames in their buildings.  You can still find many Spanish style buildings in southern and western parts of America.  Even though English became the language of America,  many Spanish words were incorporated into the English language.  They also brought new foods over such as lemons, oranges, cereals, and olives.

          Spaniards use the Stem Family structure in which the firstborn inherits the estate of his father.   when he/she would marry, their spouse would move into parents’ home and then their children would then be raised by the grandparents. This tradition is not used as widely as it was back then but some people in rural areas still use it. Even though America is mainly an English country, the Spanish still had a lot of influence on America.


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. vebramos  |  October 10, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    You think that there would have been a fair amount of Spanish influence in Maryland at the time because the over all majority of Christians in Maryland are roman Catholics.

  • 2. ieramos  |  October 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    There are lots of Spanish speaking people so its important to learn the language now a days

  • 3. ieramos  |  October 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    sorry for not being able to go to the corn maze

    • 4. lindseyleigh8282  |  October 11, 2013 at 8:46 am

      lol we changed the date to Tuesday because it rained

  • 5. sgopher  |  October 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Do you know of any specific architectural landmarks in America that can be directly contributed to the spanish?

  • 6. monguinhandel  |  October 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    What main groups of Indians did they minister to.

    • 7. lindseyleigh8282  |  October 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      I’m not really sure….. my sources did not specify…..


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