They are taking us from our homeland Africa, and are going to exploit us !!!!
A lot of trading was done as well. They mainly imported slaves from Africa and exported silver, sugar, etc.
The government and the church were intertwined. The king had the final say in all church matters. This was also loosely organized and the Natives had to become Europeanized.
Many diseases like influenza, measles, and smallpox killed them. They also were worked in bad environments.
Our families are dying from these diseases!!
The Portuguese made them become Christians. The king had the final say in church matters
Clerics were in high positions. They were trying to Christianize and Europeanize the Natives.
The Natives had to do hard work. They were forced into doing labor and they were enslaved. Their labor was monarch protected. The Natives had unfair trade and they had a contract labor wage system.
Jesuits no longer wanted the Church and state to intertwine. In 1759 Pombal drives out 600 Jesuits. Then, they fortified royal authority. Pombal (who was basically a governor) was paranoid of the crown.