The Spanish Conquistadors gained many things from conquering Mexico. They were able to introduce the language, Spanish, to an area with a variety of indigenous languages. With them conquering Mexico, they gained a new colony in the Americas which they exploited. They were one of the first Europeans to put a stronghold in the Americas with unlimited resources. They had wealth and they were rich.
Sandra Nava-Martinez P.5 Chapter 2 questions Section 1: 1. The conquistadors came to the Americas to continue the tradition that is “God, Gold, and, Glory.” They wanted to get all the riches that were on the land that they were conquering. Along with this they wanted to teach the people that were on the land about their religious views, and they wanted the glory that they would receive when they returned to their home. 2.The cortes’ conquered the Aztecs by knowing that the native americans that lived in that area hates the Aztecs.
Juan Ponce de Leon: Spanish Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon was born in the year of 1460 and died in the year of 1521. He was born to very wealthy parents. He was born in Spain and died in Havana, Cuba. He played a very significant role in explorations, discoveries, and the colonization of America. Ponce de Leon was one of the most influential explorers and a great governor for Puerto Rico.
Although many the conquistadors came from Spain, not all of them were Spanish. Columbus inspired many poor nobles to go to the America’s in search of fortune. One of the Spanish explores that followed in the footsteps of Columbus, was Hernan Cortes. He also played an essential role in the Spanish invasion. Before the arrival of Cortes, Montezuma II had a dream about the invaders showing up.
Hernan Cortes a spanish conquistador explored the western countries and conquered Tenochtitlan. Hernan Cortes was born in Medellin, Spain in 1485. His family was a respected military family, but were very poor. At the age of fourteen he was sent away by his parents to learn latin. His parents were very poor and wanted him to study law because he was the future of the family.
Hernando de Soto was a noteworthy Spanish explorer in the early to mid 1500s. He was born in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain, in the year 1500. As a young adult he attended the University of Salamanca, his tuition was paid by the generous Pedro Arias Dávila. Although his family repeatedly told him that they wanted him to study and become a lawyer, Hernando de Soto had other ideas. He wanted to be an explorer in the West Indies.
Did the Spanish Conquistadors misrepresent the Aztecs, and how has this affected the enduring legacy of the Aztecs? [Note of clarification]: This essay is referring to the Aztecs as the Mexicas, due to misinformed terminology popularised by the Spaniards, the name ‘Aztecs’ proved to not be appropriate or correct when referring to the people who controlled the Tenochtitlan region in 1519, when the Spanish arrived. Though the name Mexica still begs some ambiguity in context, it is more respectful when referring to the people of the ‘Aztec Empire’.
Although renowned for his skill as a soldier, Alvarado is known also for the cruelty of his treatment on native populations, and mass murders committed in the subjugation of the native peoples of Mexico. Unlike De Vaca, Pedro was feared by the Indians and had many conflicts with them. He was known as the red sun whether this was because of his red of hair or a more malicious reason is disputed. Both of these conquistadors had extremely different experiences during their encounters with the Indians. Both of these conquistadors had major effects such as starting the development of New Spain and the search for gold in the Americas.
Who were the conquistadors? Conquistadors were mainly from Spain, particularly from southern and southwestern Spain. Conquistadors typically came from families that were poor ranging to families of lower nobility. Those who were very high born did not feel the need to set off in search of adventure. Conquistadors had to have some money to begin with, to buy tools needed for their job like weapons, armor, and horses.
When thinking of the Spanish Conquest, two groups often come to mind: the Spaniards and the Native Americans. The roles of each of these groups and their encounters have been so heavily studied that often the role of Africans is undermined. As Matthew Restall states in his article Black Conquistadors, the justifications for African contribution are often “inadequately substantiated if not marginalized [as the] Africans were a ubiquitous and pivotal part of the Spanish conquest campaigns in the Americas […]” (Restall 172). Early on in his article, Restall characterizes three categories of Africans present during the Conquest – mass slaves, unarmed servants of the Spanish, and armed auxillaries (Restall 175).
Hernando Cortes was born in Medellin, Spain in 1485. At the 14 Hernando he began to study at the University of Salamanca in Spain. He stayed there for 2 years, but failed his courses and had to back return home. When he heard stories about the New World he wanted took part in it and joined an expedition to the new world. Hernando severed as a soldier in an expedition of Cuba who lead Diego Velazquez in 1511.
Cortes, as well as many other explorers during this time, was inspired by the Three G’s: God, gold, and glory. He planned to conquer the new lands for Spain, to convert the natives to Catholicism, and to obtain the riches of the land, mostly gold. Conquistador is basically a record of the last days of the Aztec civilization, as the two groups, the Aztecs and the Spaniards, clash, and the Spaniards ultimately come out on top.
European explorers and conquistadors during the age of exploration were motivated by three things: God, gold and glory. The two most prominent of the three between 1492 and 1607 were gold and glory. Beginning in 1492 gold motivated many explorers, from Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the New World to the Virginia Company’s colonization of America. Gold is a symbol for wealth, and many explorers soon realized the New World’s potential for wealth. The Spanish’s interest in wealth inspired Columbus’s expedition in the first place, as he was sent to India to trade for spices.
The Spanish empire wanted to come and expand their religion and get money as well of their purpose towards the reason why they migrated to the New World. Bernal Diaz del Castillo, who was one of the Spanish conquistadors, on the reason of Spanish motivations towards the New World stated that, “We came to serve God and to get rich, as all men wish to