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The Mexican Hacienda

One of the methods used by Spain to colonize the Americas was through land-grants given to the Nobility or as a reward for valiant service to men like the Conquistador, Hernando Cortez. These lands were called Haciendas. The...

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Tequila

Mexico’s National Drink Long before the Conquistadors arrived in the new world the sweet juice from the heart of the agave plant was fermented in a drink called Pulque. This precursor of tequila was used by the Aztecs as a...

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The third spice

Besides pepper and cloves there was a third spice that helped usher in the discovery of the Americas and an alternate route to the East that previously had only been accessible by a long overland journey on the Silk Road;...

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Cloves

The name of the spice known as clove, comes from the French word, clou, meaning nail. Cloves are aromatic dried flower buds from an evergreen tree native to the Maluku Islands located in Indonesia, historically referred to as...

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The Mexican Hacienda

One of the methods used by Spain to colonize the Americas was through land-grants given to the Nobility or as a reward for valiant service to men like the Conquistador, Hernando Cortez. These lands were called Haciendas. The...

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