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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Encomienda System

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The greatest significance of the Spanish encomienda system in 16th century America was that it:

A

established plantation slavery in Spanish America.

B

established an organized society in which native chiefs held some authority.

C

created the first successful example of mercantilism in the New World.

D

failed to suppress native rebellions against Spanish rule.

E

provided an abundance of cash crops like tobacco and cotton for the Spanish crown.