Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute: Jeannette Gaffney’s

 Dividing the Spoils: Portugal and Spain in South America (HTML)

Instructions: Please read Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV in order to get a sense of how and why Spain and Portugal vied for control of South America in the fifteenth century.  

Note on the Text: This webpage provides an excellent overview of the reasons for and consequences of Spanish and Portuguese colonization of the Americas.