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.
Some factors that best explain the success enjoyed by the 16th century conquistadors in conquering Native American empires include riding horses, wearing helmets, advanced weaponry, intimidation, strategy, and disease. Riding horses allowed the conquistadors to move fast and carry their weapons with them, causing fear in the Natives and their defeat. The conquistadors wore helmets that helped protect their heads from the Native American retaliation; this is a very vulnerable part of the body when not protected. Advanced weapons such as guns were terrifying to the Native Americans instilling fear in them and put them at a disadvantage in fighting off the conquistadors. Conquistadors were also armed with very perfected swords that were much
When Felipillo fell in love with one of Atahualpa’s wives, he did everything he could have her. As a result, his position as the interpreter played to his advantage, his fake allegations stated that Atahualpa was planning to attack the Spaniards. Many believed his argument because of his convincing role and therefore, obviously made the Spaniards very apprehensive. From the Incas point of view, they argued after his death, they would “await him in Quito” they all felt the loss of Atahualpa and many of his wives killed themselves, this does show to an extent the loyalty some individuals would have gone to remain true to their emperor and proving the influence the leader’s life had on them.
The period known as Starving Time took place during the winter of 1609-1610. About 440 people died because the colonists were so blinded by the opportunity to get rich that they failed to prepare for the tough challenges of new land. When they arrived in Jamestown all they wanted was natural riches such as gold, because of their greediness the settlers didn’t consider how to run a successful colony. From Travels and Works of Captain John Smith, he wrote. “We starved because we did not plan well, work hard, or have good government.”
Conquistadors: A Conquistador is a leader in the Spanish conquest of the Americas. They were individuals whose weapons, organizational skills, and determination brought them remarkable success. Hernan cortes was a very important conquistador because he defeated the Aztec empire, and took over Mexico for Spain. Francisco Pizarro was an also an important conquistador because he brought over weapons, gunpowder, and horses and he discovered the Incas and then he conquered the Inca empire. Francisco Vasquez de coronado was an explorer and a conquistador who led a large voyage from Mexico to present-day Kansas.
Many colonists died because of brackish water, starvation, and Indian attacks and relations. They settled in Virginia near Chesapeake Bay in the Spring of 1607. They wanted to be first English settlement in the “New World”, which was in North America. Before there trouble they had just built their settlement and were improving the town. They also added military bases.
There were many appalling prison camps during the Civil War, but the most infamous was Andersonville. A shocking 13,000 people died in this camp(Bartels). Andersonville was run from February of 1864 until April of 1865. When the North found out about what happened at Andersonville, people were outraged. They wanted justice, and so the man running the camp, Henry Wirz, was tried and hanged for war crimes(Kohn).
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising The Holocaust affected the lives of many Jews and non-Jews during the 1930’s and 1940’s. One particular group of the Holocaust were the people of the Warsaw Ghetto. Ghettos during the Holocaust were cruel and harsh.
Opposed the enslavement and oppression of the Indians by Spanish colonists in the Americas Voyaged to Hispaniola (now the Dominican Republic) to manage a newly acquired estate. He began to teach the inhabitants Christianity, and in 1512 he became a priest. In 1515 he returned to Spain and presented to King Charles I a plan for the reformation of the Indies. Las Casas was appointed protector of the Indians. In his zeal to aid the Indians, however, he advocated the use of black slaves from Africaa decision he later much regretted.
Q1: A. According to Las Casas, the Spaniards had one influence that encouraged such acts of cruelty and that was greed. The Spaniards wanted gold. As much gold as they could get their hands on. Las Casas stated that by becoming rich so fast, the Spaniards hoped that this would lead to a “rise to a high estate disproportionate to their merits” (3).