Hernan Cortes voyaged to America in about 1504. Cortes ignored orders and said to the Aztecs with 500 men and 11 ships, setting goal on overthrowing ruler Montezuma II in the Aztec civilization Tecochitilan. He started his conquest at where cuba is today, circling through the Tropic of Cancer to Verazruz. He then went to Trujillo, but realized that was not very useful and wnet back his path to before trying his luck in themore west area of mexico. Cortes’s
In order to appreciate the success of a city you must first know how it was founded. Houston Texas was founded a few months after the Texas War for Independence (where colonists rebelled against the Mexican government to claim the province of Texas) in 1836 (2015, June 20). Two brothers New York City real estate promoters, J. K. and A. C. Allen, bought 6,642 acres of land from a Texas settler known as T.F.L. Parrot (2015, June 20). The Allen brothers decided to name their newly acquired land after the hero of the Texas War, General Sam Houston.
He departed Acapulco, Mexico with three ships, the San Diego, the San Tomas,and the Tres Reyes on May, 5th, 1602. On November 10th 1602 he entered and named San Diego Bay. December 13th 1602 he named and entered Monterey Bay after the Viceroy of Spain. While in Monterey Bay he sent back the San Tomas with those of his party who were sick or injured. 25 of the 34 men died on route.
Two days after their journey on Tuesday, April 4, 1865, Lee’s army finally makes it to Amelia Court House, but little do the know, there was no food and Grant and his army were “racing to block Lee’s path” (35). The only other option is a walk “to the city of Danville” (44). That same day, Lincoln had found out that the city of Richmond was wiped away by the city’s own people. When Lincoln arrived to the city of Richmond, the slaves that had escaped flocked to him and viewed him as the hero although he had “never fought in battle” (40). Although he had not fought in the battle, they cheered for his arrival and was happy to see him in their town, where they never thought he would show
However, Santa Ana 's first presidency never even got started. When he was a newly elected president, he pleaded sick. He led the Mexican Army down to Texas in the year 1836. The Battle of Alamo lasted several days all the way from February 23 to March 6. The Mexican Army did defeat the 150 Texas rebels led by William B. Travis and won the battle of the Alamo.
Everything changed when the Spanish began to explore and establish colonies throughout Mesoamerica and South America. Cabeza de Vaca was shipwrecked in 1528, and wandered through the area in the 1530’s. another Spanish explorer De Soto died before he was able to reach what is known today as Texas. De Soto’s men continued west crossing the Red River in 1542. Later after that the number of Spaniards moving into the region increased and the first settlement in Texas was established in 1682.
They were many Americans who immigrated to Texas with the intention of being good citizens of Mexico, for example: Stephen F. Austin. Austin spent a year in Mexican prison for supporting Texas statehood. This possibly the worst thing Mexico could have done. On October 2nd in 1835, in the town of Gonzales the first shots were fired. General Santa Anna marched north with a massive army, after the Texans had captured San Antonio.
They were treated as sub-human and had no freedom.They recieved very little food, so many starved to death. (Doc 5) Columbus demanded at least a thimble-sized amount of gold every three months from each Native. If they did not reach this goal, their hands were chopped off. In addition, many of the Arawaks were forced onto encomiendas, cash crop plantations, where they were regularly worked to death. Seeing the impending doom, the suicide rate of the Arawaks skyrocketed just so they could avoid the fate of those around them.
The story is described in the primary individual by Estevanico, a Moroccan slave who has been taken by his Spanish expert, Andrés de Dorantes, on an endeavor to the New World. The campaign lands in Florida in the region of what is currently Tampa Bay. Under the administration of Pánfilo de Narváez, the men deserted their boats and travel inland to search for gold. As they voyage northward, they confront resistance by indigenous tribes, experience the ill effects of ailment and starvation, and dispute with each other. Inside a year there are just four survivors: Cabeza de Vaca, the treasurer of the undertaking; Alonso del Castillo, a youthful aristocrat, Andrés de Dorantes, one of the skippers; and his Moroccan slave, Mustafa, whom the other
He was an explorer,an author, a trader and a mapmaker. He went to school at King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth, from 1592–1595.When he was 16 he started a new life at sea in the military. At first fought in the Netherlands. He became involved on December 20, 1606 and joined an expedition of three ships, the Discovery, the Susan Constant and the Godspeed, to the New World. They set sail at the end of 1606, but during the trip, Smith was supposedly accused of mutiny and he was almost hanged.
White was later on appointed Governor and Raleigh appointed 12 assistants to help with the settlement. Raleigh had instructed them to start a colony on the Chesapeake Bay. On their way to Chesapeake Bay White and his men were going to pick up Grenville 's men from the Roanoke fort and take them to the new colony, but when White 's ship landed at Roanoke on July 22, 1587 they only found the skeleton of a Englishmen. When there was no one to be found at the Roanoke fort Simon Fernandez, the fleet 's commander, ordered that the new colony be established at Roanoke. His motives are still unknown to this day.
Gilbert tried to go back to the New World five years later. He reached the New World finally and claimed it for Queen Elizabeth. Due to weather Gilbert expedition was forced to return back to England due to bad weather. Gilbert’s ship was caught in a storm on the way back and everyone downed. Raleigh sent an expedition in 1584, which explored present day North Carolina that used to be called Albemarle Sounds and the land of Roanoke.
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
Stephen F Austin was a very important person to texas ; at first stephen was an american pioneer then he became the state legislature from 1814 to 1820. In 1819 stephen moved to arkansas and became district judge then found out that his father moses was in debt. August 1820 stephen moved to Louisiana to pay off the debts of his father in New Orleans. On June 1821 stephen 's father died which left him with the 300 families right after that stephen got 750 more families to go to spanish texas.When stephen went to texas the mexicans started fighting over land and how many people were coming to texas from america. In 1833 stephen went to mexico city to clear up some business with the Mexican Government.
Juan Ponce De Leon was born in Santervas De Campos, Spain on 1460. Juan led a european expedition for gold and gave the state Florida its name, and went on to become the first governor of Puerto Rico. Let’s go back to his childhood, He was born in a poor but noble family, became a soldier and fought against the Moors in Granada. Ponce De Leon was known for his hard work, ambitiousness, and ruthlessness. He is also known for when he built a small financial empire that helped advance spanish colonization in the Caribbean.