The Requerimiento of 1510:
∑ Is the primary you will use for your first writing assignment
∑ Is a powerful way to help you avoid fantasies about this period of the past
∑ Is also one of the hardest things most students will read because they have trouble taking in that this is the way the world was (and still is in some places)
To help you, this is an abbreviated list of the Concepts for this Unit. A concept in gray is part of a set of concepts but it has not happened yet or it has not happened for the people covered in this primary.
∑ Kingdom or monarchy (ruler: king and/or queen)
∑ Nation state
∑ Constitutional monarchy
∑ Republic or representative democracy
Terms for developments in this era:
∑ Empire (ruler: emperor) and the words imperial and imperialism
Terms about people who are not free by law:
∑ Bondage or bound
∑ Indentured servant
Tip: As I currently understand the history, the Spanish turn the Native Americans into the legal equivalent of serfs.
Terms about people who are free but have a feudal relationship of land and protection:
∑ Subject or vassal
Subject is used with
feudalism but is still used as a term today for people in a monarchy.
Terms for religions involved in events:
∑ Roman Catholicism
∑ Pope (related terms of papacy or St. Peter)
∑ Protestant Reformation