This type of book was worked in an epic style about the main events of the Conquest, from its beginning until the fall of Tenochtitlan, and other happenings that followed in this conquest. One of the criticisms that Bernal Diaz del Castillo has by my point of view is that he never learned to speak indigenous languages and yet is able to describe whole dialogs indigenous from the first day he stepped on the continent. Some of the chapter, he mentioned “Well, I will not continue describing this.” For that reason, many people describe the author as a simple to writer. So, I imagine him that this book was wrote while he was talking about what he saw in the conquest and he was writing while he was thinking about that.
Conquistador, written by Buddy Levy about the famous ventures of Hernan Cortes, places the reader in the 16th century, or the era c.1450-c. 1750 ce. During this time, the idea of exploration was spreading quickly, as kingdoms and empires in Europe sought to expand their territory. Portugal, with Spain following after, led the way for exploration as they headed south. Spain, however, ventured west, driven by a patriotic attitude of expanding past their borders. Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands.
1) The Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro belongs to murder and violence and does not belong to arts, and his expeditions prove that. 2) Francisco Pizarro who conquered the Inca was a violence supporter, and his aim was the wealth and power, as a result of that he was killed in a violence way by his people. That prove that every human being behind his favor. 3) Francisco Pizarro creates a new type of art, the art of invasion of the Inca Empire.
Juan Ponce De Leon was a famous explorer, and he was interested in sailing because of his cousin, Christopher Columbus. Juan Ponce De Leon was also neighbors and close friends with Vasco De Gama, he was influenced by two very good explorers which is probably why he turned out to be such a good explorer. Juan joined Columbus on his second journey to the Americas so sailing long distance became easier for
Núñez was treasurer to the Spanish expedition under Pánfilo de Narváez that reached what is now Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1528. By September all but his party of 60 had perished; it reached the shore near present-day Galveston, Texas. Of this group only 15 were still alive the following spring, and eventually only Núñez and three others remained. In the following years he and his companions spent much time among nomadic Indians, serving as slaves in order to be cared for by them. Núñez later reported that he had pretended at times to be a healer in order to receive better treatment and more food from the Indians.
The Buccaneering Era rose when the Spanish Empire began moving massive riches out of the Spanish Main (“Buccaneering Era”). Spain colonized the Spanish Main in 1630. The main source of food on the island were pigs. Settlers cooked the pigs on an open fire, which was called buccaning. This is how the settlers received their name the Buccaneers.
“The Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War” documentary explain how the U.S got involved in a war that was between Spain and Cuba. Cuba wanted their independences from Spain. They wanted to have power over their own government and not stand under Spain which they have been for many decades. President William McKinley didn’t want the U.S to get between the two because he felt the U.S must avoid the temptation of territorial aggression. No everyone felt the same way as him, assistant secretary of the navy Teddy Roosevelt thought that a war with Spain over Cuba would make U.S a world power.
A major factor that I had learned when perusing the articles in module two and chapter two was that in the Spanish conquest of America, labor had played a significant role to the Spaniards. Any of the gold that had been discovered in the Spanish conquest was proportioned to the monarchy, then leaders and administrators, and lastly the conquistadors. This had left the conquistadors with minuscule amounts gold and disappointed, in correspondence, the conquistadors were given encomiedas. The Spaniards had presumed they were superior to the Indians and had the right to possess them because they had been situated on the monarchs’ property. The Spaniards confronted the Native Americans with guns, germs, and steel.
The Spanish came to the Americas and took control of the Native Americans and had a very large impact on their civilization. In 1492 the Spanish came to the Americas. When the Spanish got there they were able to conquer Native American civilizations. People wonder why they chose to come to the Americas and how they were able to conquer. The Spanish and Native Americans had large impacts on each other which left them both with legacies.
In the first myth Restall talks about how the Spanish Conquest was enabled by only a few “exceptional” men. In reality, it was a handful of many explorers that all took part in these discoveries. He states that Spain and Portugal had discovered quite a bit before Columbus, Cortes, or Pizarro did. In chapter 3 Restall talks about the myth that the Spanish Conquest was accomplished by only a few white Spaniards. He debunks this by talking about how much of the actual military operations was undertaken by allies of the conquistadors.
While thinking of some of the greatest settlements in history, England and Spain colonies should come to mind. Due to their dedication and slightly forceful determination to form their own rather small communities, they created a huge establishment in the Americas that will later influence other countries. Although the colonies were rarely influenced by each other, they both faced issues with many external factors. Both Spain and England encountered conflict between colonists and Native Americans, but England was more welcoming to religious differences while Spain strictly converted settlers to be Catholics. The role of Native American interaction was not the same for each settlement, especially for the Spanish and English colonies.
Latin America, in the late 19th century, was a time for the flourishment of independent nation states and a new social and political view for the people that fought for independence. The structure of the colonies, in the colonial period, were established by a system based on race which influenced many aspects of life in Latin America and in the years to come. The Spanish and Portuguese set up administrative systems, such as the cabildos, viceroyalties, and audiencias in colonial Latin America, in order to manage local municipal governing and maintain rule by the crown. In order to extract resources from the colonies, the Iberian crowns set up a cascade system through which laws passed from the crown to be implemented by the cabildos.