Pancho Villa was an important leader and left a legacy because he was a he was a hero, he was a great war general, and for being a bandit. Born on June 5, 1878 and first known as Doroteo Arango, life wasn’t easy. As a young boy, he experienced how bad life as a peasant is. The rich were treating them like slaves. When his father died he became head of the household. He took the job as a sharecropper to support the rest of the family. The rich were taking advantage of the poor. When the owner of the hacienda intended to violate Villa’s sister, Villa shot him and ran away. From there on out, he became a leader, and made sure his voice would be heard. From the peasant life all the way to his death, Villa was a leader. He left a legacy by being a hero, a great war general, and even being a bandit. Villa once said “ My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.” (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/p/panchovill539981.html). This showed he didn’t care about himself, but
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. 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.
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). Estebanico, the protagonist of The
Cabeza De Vaca had shipwrecked on the coast of Texas then walked around 2,500 miles around Mexico. As Cabeza walked he had gone through deserts, mountain ranges, and rivers. To make the trip better Cabeza and three others they became slaves for two years, they later escaped and continues their journey. He walked around Mexico and it took two years but the question is how did he survive? He survived because of his survival skills, success in being a healer, and respecting native Americans.
Colonel Robert Gould Shaw born in Boston Massachusetts on October 10, 1837. Shaw came from an highly privileged abolitionist family in which he attended Harvard University before withdrawing from the school and became a Captain in the Union Army. The opportunity was given to Shaw to lead the first ever all negro repentant the 54th Massachusetts. COl. War changes people, as exemplified by the characters in the movie Glory. The trials and tribulations of fighting the enemy can change even the hardest of hearts. Colonel Shaw in the movie Glory perspective changed tremendously throughout the movie. In the beginning of the occurrence Shaw Initially only took the the command of the 54th regiment to satisfy his mother and father. Shaw
Christopher Columbus was an explorer and navigator born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. When Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Spain in 1492, he hoped to reach eastern Asia. He thought he had reached Asia when he landed on an island in the Caribbean Sea. In fact he had opened up to Europeans a new world with two continents—North America and South America—and many islands.
He tried to sail west for years, but he never had enough money to. ¨He was so determined to fulfill his dream even though he could not afford to pay for such a trip.¨(Document #1) He was determined even though it seemed that he would never get to sail. There were many people who doubted him and said that he would never be able to sail, but he never gave up on his dream of sailing west, and finding Asia. It is a good thing that he didn 't give up. Eventually he was able to sail. He changed history by never giving up. If he had given up, we would not have everything that we have today, and people would not know about the new land until years or months after he found the land.
”The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.” Henry The Navigator was a very important figure throughout history because of what he did to support expeditions and how he teached people in many different fields to do the expeditions. He also took on many roles of leadership during battles and sieges. He was the son of the king of Portugal and became very contributive to Portugal. He accomplished many things in his life that were very important throughout history. Henry The Navigator affected our world today
Five Spanish ships left the port of Seville in 1527 with 300 people going out to uncharted land called “The New World” and who knew only 4 people would come back. The leader of the entire expedition named Panfilo de Narvaez had dreamed of building settlements on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Cabeza de Vaca a military veteran was serving as the treasurer in this expedition. How did he survive? Cabeza de Vaca survived because of his sharp survival skills and because of his success as a healer which lead to his respect for the indians and caused the indians to respect him.
Cabeza de Vaca always took what was best for his men into consideration before he made a decision. He always thought about his choices and he is a good leader for that reason. Although, he made some bad decisions like sending one of his men to scout out the island alone his intentions were good. In the end this decision led to the colonist meeting the Native Americans, who help the colonist survive. Cabeza de Vaca’s good choices often outweighed the bad ones. When traveling across the ocean he decided to ration their food to ensure they would not run out and that everyone would survive. He even would eat less to conserve more food. He also persuaded his men to trust the Native Americans when they were near death. His
Sorrow fills everyone’s hearts today and the saddened atmosphere also laments, crying all day long. Animals, our great comrade Boxer passed away. His long ordeal finally ended, he has closed the door of life and left us. Comrades, Boxer worked in pain to finish the windmill. But despite his worsening illness, Boxer never grumbled nor asked for break, a rare virtue in any animal. Our great leader, Napoleon, sent him to the best hospital, but it was too late to save his life. Animals, let’s pray for Boxer, the greatest comrade we ever had.
Miguel Hidalgo began the independence movement for Mexico in the 19th century. To the Mexican people, he is a symbol of freedom, equality, and hope. He was able to unite the poor people and spark the revolution against the Spanish and against the upper class. Miguel Hidalgo is a defender of human rights and is viewed as the great hero who fought for equality and justice, which would later influence other great leaders to fight for their people.
Fray Marcos or more commonly known as Marcos De Niza was a french explorer and friar from the 1500s. Why Marcos De Niza is important to history is that he may have led the first american southwest european expedition. The expedition also caused someone named Francisco Vázquez de Coronado to explore more of the american southwest and even explored as far as Kansas. I personally thought Marcos de Niza was a good person naturally because he opened more reasons to explore North American southwest but now I am not really sure anymore that my first thought about Marcos de Niza because of his lie of the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola, the cities told to have been bigger than the city of Mexico City and wealth so high that the streets were made of gold.
Another reason why Hernan Cortes had the greatest impact on exploration is because he was never afraid. When Hernan Cortes and his army were forced to recconed with the Aztecs, he stuck with his original plans. A lot of his men looked up to him because of
Christopher Columbus: Columbus’s main objective was to find a direct ocean way west from Europe to Asia but he ended up coming across something much greater, “”the Americas”. Columbus didn't “discover” America, he however marked the beginning of conquest and colonization of the Atlantic.