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18. Latin American society is marked by
a. large gaps between rich and poor
b. great equality of income
c. declining population growth
d. a growing middle class
D?

20. Under the encomienda system established in the colony of New Spain
a. the Spanish were forced to work on Indian farms and cattle ranches
b. low wages and constant debt forced most Indians to live like slaves
c. large estates were divided up among landless peasants
d. the Spanish king granted criollo labor and haciendas to the native Indians
Not sure about this one

Thanks
-MC

  • Geography -

    1. Both A and D are correct.

    2. This article makes the answer very clear.

    http://latin-american-colonization.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_encomienda_system_in_new_spain

  • Geography -

    Thanks for the article, but for number one i obviously can't circle two things so I'm just going to go with my answer

    -MC

  • Geography--PLEASE CHECK -

    Is number 20 B?

    Thanks
    -MC

  • Geography -

    Right. 20. B

  • Geography -

    The problem in the first one is B is correct on very old texts. New texts would indicate a growing middle class exists, but overall,it is still very small outside Mexico City.

  • Geography -

    I don't think so
    -MC

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