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Bell Ringer: Spanish Settlement of St. Augustine in 1565

Spanish Settlement of St. Augustine

Kit Keating, Communication Director, Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, talks about the Spanish settlement of St. Augustine, the oldest continuous European settlement in the United States. ** This clip is part of C-SPAN Classroom's FREE resources for teachers and students. Visit www.c-spanclassroom.org for more info. **

Description

Kit Keating talks about the Spanish settlement of St. Augustine, the oldest continuous European settlement in the United States.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain how the first colony of St. Augustine was established.
  • Why was this a good location for Menéndez to establish a settlement?
  • Why did French Huguenots establish a colony in this area?
  • Describe the conflict between the Spanish and French.
  • What actions did the Spanish take? What was the result?
  • What was the condition of the St. Augustine settlement during this time?
  • What did Menéndez hope to accomplish through his travels up the coast?
  • Describe some of the problems the Spanish colonists experienced in the settlements. What was the outcome?
  • Why was the city of St. Augustine relocated?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Catholic
    • Fledgling
    • Florida
    • Huguenot
    • Mutiny
    • Pedro Menéndez De Avilés
    • Peninsula
    • Protestant
    • Spanish Empire
    • Timucua

    Topics

    State HistoryU.S. HistoryWorld History