The conquest caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of Mexico under the rule of the Spanish crown in the early 16th century. In 1518 Cortes was put in command of an expedition to explore and secure the coast of Mexico for colonization. Accompanied by 11 ships, 500 men, 13 horses and a small number of cannons, he landed in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mayan territory. In March 1519, Cortés formally claimed this land for the Spanish crown. In Veracruz, he attempted to meet Montezuma, the ruler of the Aztec Empire.
Juan de Oñate: The Last Conquistador Your name Name of the University Juan de Onate: The Last Conquistador Juan de Onate, described as the last conquistador was a great person who led hundreds of families to settle in one of the oldest European colonies in the United States in search of unimaginable wealth. Juan de Onate was born in 1550 to aristocrats Cristobal de Onate and Catalina de Salazar in Vera Cruz, Mexico. Cristobal and Catalina were wealthy Spanish colonists and proud owners of a silver mine in Zacatecas, which is currently located in the north central Mexico. Juan involved himself in safeguarding his father’s silver mines right from an early age. As a child, Juan started accompanying his father in the raids against the Indians.
Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina was dictator of the Dominican Republic (HRC 1). He was born on October 24, 1891 in San Cristobal. His parents were José Trujillo Valdez and Julia Molina Chevalier. He was on the power since 1930 until his assassination in 1961. (Diaz 1).
This chapter tells us the reaction of Motecuhzoma, if receive in peace or war. After discussing with his brother and his son he decided to receive them peacefully. The next chapter tells how the Spaniards and their allies come to the city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan by the course of Iztapalapa, as major local people come to meet and dialogue between Moctezuma and Cortes, with the help in translating the Malintzin. Further comments, the attitude taken by both the Spaniards and indigenous lords. At the end of chapter tells how the Spaniards, after being installed, interrogating Motecuhzoma about gold stocks and how to seize
In Mariano Azuela’s novel of the Mexican Revolution, The Underdogs, Azuela writes about character that were influenced by the Mexican Revolution. The main character and protagonist is a man by the name of Demetrio Macias. Macias, his wife, and their young son stayed on a farm until the Federale soldiers came. Macias was forced to abandon his family and meets with a group of rebels along the way of his travel to fight President Huerta. Macias and his men are following the legendary Francisco “Pancho” Villa, who is the most important revolutionary leader from northern Mexico (Azuela XI).
1862 – 1864 Francisco Solano Lopez was elected as the president of Paraguay following the death of his father, Carlos Antonio Lopez in 1862. The isolationisms turned to self-sufficient when it had one of the largest armies in the region. Yet, after his father died, Lopez brought Paraguay out of isolation by forming alliance with the Blanco party in Uruguay. However, in 1863, the exiled leaders of the Uruguayan Colorado party returned to Uruguay and with the help of the Argentinean government led rebellion against the Blanco party. Meanwhile, Lopez demanded that the Argentinean stop supporting the rebellion but then he was ignored.
Jackson started his military career after leaving West Point, a very prestigious military academy. Jackson was a brand new officer when the U.S. went to war with Mexico. He arrived at Uncle Cummins’s on Monday, July 20, 1846. A request from the colonel of the militia to take command for a muster parade. Jackson relied with “No” he said to the colonel “I would probably not understand your orders”(Vandiver).
Benito Juarez achieved equality, and brought education to the nation but even though Porfirio Diaz was a strict leader, he brought much prosperity and stability to Mexico than Juarez. Benito Juarez was the head of liberal reform and president of the country from January 15, 1858 to April 10, 1864. Benito Juárez took possession of the Presidency after the flight of Ignacio Comonfort, before the War of Reformation. Juarez wanted to institute constitutional reforms and create a democratic Mexico, but the French intervened. However, he endured the French invasion and protected the Mexican government from being overthrown by an itinerant government.
The main character is an Aztec man named Topilzin who is supposedly the son of the great Aztec leader Montezuma. Early on in the film Topilzin is captured by the Spanish conquistadors in a battle for the temple of Tenochtitlan. Which leads to Friar Diego’s fixation on saving Topilzin soul and trying to successfully convert him. The other conquest is a film that creates a dialogue between the catholic churches involvement in the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The narrative of the other conquest is essentially discussing the struggle
He was a son of the Inca Wiracocha, and although he was not his direct heir, he was designated Wiracocha’s successor after defending the imperial city of Cuzco and defeating, the Chancas army, which tried to conquer them, while Wiracocha and his son Urco, the crown prince, had fled of the City of Cuzco. After his great victory against the Chancas and having demonstrated his great courage and great capacity of leadership, his father the Inca Wiracocha recognized him as his successor and bearer of the Mascaipacha (symbol of the ruler). Pachacutec was the fourth emperor of the Hanan dynasty and is considered a great conqueror, statesman, literary artist, and a mystical spiritual guide. In his youth, he was educated in the Inca tradition, learning the art of war with the Inca generals, the high priests of the tradition, lectured him
He eventually moved to Mexican Texas in 1835 and stayed in Mina where he studied law under D.C. Barrett. Pease was secretary of Mina’s committee of Public Safety, and also was a member of the peace faction until problems arose. Soon after, he joined the Texas Independent movement and fought his first battle at Gonzales. Pease was made the secretary of the Provisional government and co-wrote the new Texas
In September 16th of 1821, Mexico gained Independence from Spain with the help of the United States. The United States was in the guise of Manifest Destiney, which they expand westward. Mexico lacked the strength of population number in the north gives places for the American immigrants to move in. The political issues raised by the new settlers became the dominant topic in Texas during the period. Spanish government gave Moses Austin of Missouri a contract to establish a colony on the Brazos River with 300 Catholic Families in January 1821.
The Confederate invasion caught the Union forces off guard. The Union found themselves scrambling to defend New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Colonel Canby decided to reorganize his forces in the area and consolidate at Fort Craig, a main supply depot and fortified position in the area. Col. Canby successfully defends Fort Craig but in the First major battle after the confederate invasion, the Battle of Valverde, the Union loses the city of Albuquerque. Before the Union forces are defeated, the Governors of Colorado and Kansas receive word and assemble a volunteer force.
His family hoped he would become a lawyer, but he told his father he would rather explore the West Indies.In 1540, Hernando de Alarcón was given command of three ships to carry supplies to Francisco Vásquez de Coronado 's expedition. In summer 1540, Alarcón and his fleet sailed from the mouth of the Río Grande de Santiago He made two journeys up the Colorado. On the second one, he reached a point near the mouth