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European exploration in the Americas


Read the passage below and answer the question.
“Wherefore . . . you have purposed with the favor of divine clemency to bring under your sway the said mainlands and islands with their residents and inhabitants and to bring them to the Catholic faith. Hence . . . [we] give, grant, and assign to you and your heirs and successors, kings of Castile and Leon . . . all islands and mainlands found and to be found, discovered and to be discovered towards the west and south, by drawing and establishing a line from the Arctic pole, namely the north, to the Antarctic pole, namely the south . . . ”
-Source: Pope Alexander VI's Demarcation Bull, May 4, 1493
In addition to the reason discussed in the passage above, which of the following was a reason for Spanish colonization in the Americas?
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