1495, three years after Columbus's discovery of the new world, Maximo Zamoria, a Spanish conquistador, set off to the Americas in search of gold and glory. Maximo gathered a crew of one hundred strong and well-trained men, along with his right hand man, Samuel. With the permission of the Spanish king, Maximo and his men gathered enough supplies for half a year of travel, and got the finest Spanish sailing vessel to set off for the new world.
The 16th century Spanish explorer, Hernando De Soto arrived in the west indies as a young man and made money in slave trade. Seeking glory and riches, he left on a major expedition in 1538 to conquer Florida for Spain. He and his men traveled throughout the southeastern united states in search of money. In 1541, De Soto became the first Europeans to cross the Mississippi river. De Soto died early the following year.
Hernán Cortés and Francisco Pizarro were both Spaniard explorers in the 1500’s. They were also on a mission to take over lands, such as Tenochtitlan and Inca empire in Peru for their riches. In 1519 was the beginning of Cortés and the Americas. He probed the coasts of Americas and he was told of empires that were full of riches, but also of fierce fighters.
The benefits did outweigh the consequences. To start off, I have three topics to support/back up my conclusion that the benefits did outweigh the consequences. Next, the Columbian Exchange. The Native Americans gave the Europeans gold and silver. They also gave them corn, potatoes, beans, vanilla, chocolate, tobacco, and cotton.
Ramon Betances was a politician, born on April 8, 1827, in Cabo Rojo. He received his primary and secondary education in private schools. His mother died when he was young and his father sent him to France. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Paris in 1855, Ramon Betances returned to Puerto Rico and founded a hospital. He worked to save Puerto Ricans from the cholera epidemic.
In the 1500’s, European explorers were still learning about the New World. With this newly found, extremely large piece of land, the possibilities were endless for them. New territory, new settlements. One of these primary settlements the Europeans, particularly the Spanish had their eye on were the Aztecs. The Aztec Empire was located in what is now present day Mexico.
Spain conquered Peru in 1533 through the exploits of Francisco Pizarro with an army of only 180 men. Pizarro’s military strategy was assisted by simple deceitfulness. Before the Spanish arrived, a devastating war of succession gripped the empire. In 1532, Atahuallpa’s army defeated the forces of his half-brother Huascar in a battle near Cuzco. Pizarro invited Atahuallpa to attend a feast in his honor, and the emperor accepted.
Hernan Cortes was a spanish conquistador that conquered the Aztec empire. He claimed Mexico for the spanish and became governor of Cuba. Hernan Cortes was born around 1485 in Medellin, Spain and died on december 2,1547 in castilleja de la cuesta, Spain. His parents wanted him to go into a law career. He was a sick child but got better when he went into his teen years.
Columbia Exchange and Diseases The Columbian Exchange was the extensive transfer of plants, cultures, animals, technology, human populations and the concepts between the Afro-Eurasian Hemispheres and America in the 15th and 16th centuries, related to the European colonization and trade after Christopher Columbus’s 1942 voyage. Majority of the records about the Spanish empire contain complaints about the radical decline in the number of Native American people. The decline is due to the spread of diseases associated with the Columbian Exchange. Early chronicles reported that the first epidemics, which is a widespread of disease in a community, following the arrival of the New World were the worst.
The cause of the downfall of the Aztec Empire was natural disasters, invaders from the north, and Cortes’ control of the land. Many indigenous people had inhabited the Americas before the arrival of foreigners, one of those people was known as the Aztecs. The Aztec Empire had built itself around their religion and beliefs, standing strong as a community, or so they thought. The Aztecs lived in Central Valley of Mexico and ruled over the other indigenous peoples of the region . The empire was ruled by one emperor and consisted of many noble Aztecs who helped keep the empire running.
Francisco Pizarro made his first voyage in 1524, after much hardship and trouble with the natives of Panama, he returned to Spain with empty hands. Pizzaros second voyage was much larger, with 160 men and several horses carried in two ships. After some initial probing, Pizzaro's expedition split with Bartolome Ruiz, the pilot, taking half the command. November 1526 to late 1527.