Hernan Cortes, a Spanish conquistador born in 1485 in Medellin, Spain. In his early life, Cortes studied Law. Unfortunately, Cortes withdrew from Law School. In lieu, Cortes wanted to be a part of the world of exploring. He first set off with Valasquez to conquer Cuba which was successful.
Hernando Cortes, a Spanish Conquistador and explorer, left Spain in 1504 destined for the New World--never to return--making several changes. Cortes first stop was the island of Hispaniola where he spent the 11 years helping to plan the conquest of Cuba. Life was good in Cuba, so good that he was second in charge but not good enough for Cortes for there was no gold. He left Cuba telling an incredible lie where upon meeting the mainland of the coast he burned his ships leaving only T. as his destination. Upon reaching T., the true colors of Cortes emerged; colors that are insidious, malignant, and barbarous.
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.
Individuals tend to think of a “hero” as a kind person, someone who saves the entire population from a dreadful misery. Hernan Cortes, a Spanish soldier and conquistador, is a hero (in the minds of some) for acting courageously and enhancing Spain’s economy with the gold taken from the Aztecs. But as glorious as he may seem, he also killed many Mexican Natives and Aztecs and caused many unnecessary battles and disruptions for them. Aside from disease, Cortes also majorly disrupted the Aztec culture and religion by converting many to Catholicism. Depending on what facts were taken into consideration throughout his life, he could be seen as a hero, or a villain.
First of all The Spanish were discovered the Aztec empire one year before their conquest and reached it . On the other hand, some native Americans in Tabasco tried to stop Hernan Cortes but in the end they gave up . After that Hernan Cortes started to control them and The native Americans supplied the Spanish with foods and what they needed. More over there were groups of people called Totonacs and Tlaxcala’s were against us and the Aztec rule , so Hernan courts exploited them and then they became allies for the Hernan courts army. Hernan courts controlled all of the cities in Aztec empires such as the capital Tenochtitlan , also he burned his ships to stop his army from going back to spain .
Tina Alvarado SPA 222-A5 3/13/17 WAC 3: Bartolome de las Casas Bartolome de las Casas was a well-known missionary, theologian, historian, and bishop of Chiapas in Guatemala. In the year 1502, he set out on a voyage towards the Western Hemisphere to help manage Columbus father’s land. During the domination of Cuba, he worked as a chaplain to the invaders that were taken. Las Casas fought against slavery under the food-for-work economic system. Around 1552 he published a book, Brief Relation of the Destruction of the Indies in Seville.
I, Marco Valencia, was a former conquistador of Hernan Cortes. Hernan Cortes was better known throughout the world as the man who defeated the Aztec Empire. As he took over the Aztec Empire and their emperor, Motecuhzoma, Cortes conquered Mexico. In the beginning, Cortes’ goal was to only find gold and other riches along the way, and bring it back to the mainland.
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.
Francisco Pizarro was a well known Spanish conquistador in the 1500’s. In 1502, he traveled from Spain to the Spanish colonies and settled down in Panama. While in Panama, he became very rich and his social position in society grew (Nardo, 1947). Also, during his stay in Panama, he heard a lot about rich lands that were further south to the Panamanian settles, and soon aspired to travel South (Nardo, 1947). His first attempt at travelling South consisted of himself and eighty other men, but failed because they did not make it very far (Nardo, 1947).
Most books have either portrayed Hernán Cortés as either a brave conquistador hero who helped transform Mexico for Spanish use, or as a cruel racist who helped instill a genocide upon millions of Mexican natives. The truth, however, can be a lot less black or white. In the book Victors and Vanquished: Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico, we see that the moral nature of Cortés is more grey than most think. Cortés, in his conquest of Mexico, has performed good and bad deeds towards his own men and towards the Nahua people. To begin with the analysis of Cortés’s actions, we can look at the various good deeds he exhibited during his time in Mexico.