What was the
social structure/hierarchy of the Spanish New World?
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Answer: From most powerful to least,
you should know:
Peninsulares - People born in Spain who
could hold the highest offices in the New World.
Spanish people who were born in the New World. Along with the
Peninsulares, they controlled most of the wealth.
Mestizos - People of
European and Native
- People of African and European ancestry.
- Most numerous, and contained the least amount of rights.
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