Hay Readers this is an assignment for my Texas history class.
Alvarez de Pineda was the leader of 4 Spanish ships. In 1519 he and his crew became the first white men in Texas. There were 3 main reasons Texas almost failed as a Spanish Colony. The reasons were, they didn’t find any gold, The missions were abandoned, and the Native American tribes did not want to change their original way of life.
The first reason Texas nearly failed as a colony was there was no gold in Texas. Spain was more interested in finding gold than colonization. And Francisco Coronado left Texas to go north to try to find treasure. These reasons affected their ability to colonize Texas by not letting them focus on actually colonizing Texas, they were to busy trying to find treasure that did not exist.
Another reason Spain almost failed to develop Texas was all of the missions were abandoned by Spain. The King of Spain ordered all the missions to be shut down except for the San Antonio missions.This evidence helps explain why Spain did not develop Texas because there was no missions except ones in the San Antonio area that were working and not abandoned.
A third reason Spain almost failed to develop a successful colony in Texas was the Native Americans did not want to change their original way of life. Only some settlers arrived to the missions but that was not enough to prosper Texas as a Colony. This evidence further explains why Spain had a hard time developing Texas because Texas was not prospering due to only some settlers coming to missions.
There were still other reasons that helped explain Spain’s failure. One of these for example, was Spain did not trade enough with the Native American Tribes. Cabeza de Vaca wanted to befriend the Native American tribes and his dream never came to be. There were three main reasons Texas Nearly failed as a Spanish colony. They did not find any gold, the missions were abandoned, and the Native Americans did not want to change their traditional way of life. Spain’s near failure to develop Texas is important because it left us to explore more land . From trial and error we were able to build Texas from the ground up.