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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 2
& Photo 2


Table of

Visual Evidence

Drawing 1: El Morro.
[Drawing 1] with link to higher quality drawing.
(Historic American Building Survey, National Park Service)

Photo 1: El Morro and the western part of San Juan. [Photo 1] with link to higher quality photo.
(National Park Service)

Questions for Drawing 1 and Photo 1

1. What natural features made El Morro a good place for a fort? (Referring back to Map 2 may be helpful.)

2. How did the Spanish build so as to take advantage of those natural features?

3. Why do you think they added the glacis, the grassy area between El Morro and the town?

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Comments or Questions

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