Spanish Influence on the U.S.A.

IB Spanish Ab Initio - Culture Research

Examples:

  • Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon) - from Spain
  • Compulsory classes in American school
  • Official (with English) Language of Southern American States
West Side Story - America

Place Names of Spanish origin

States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah

Lakes: Tabasco Creek, Alaska; Uvas Creek, river of California (grapes); Verde River, Arizona ...

Counties: Buena Vista County, Iowa; Calaveras County, California; Fresno County, California ...

Cities: Valdez, AK; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Santa Fe, NM; Amarillo, TX; La Jolla, CA; Pueblo, CO; El Paso, TX; Laredo, TX; Nogales, AZ; Monterey, CA; Chula Vista, CA: Boca Raton, FL ...