Hernan Cortes Thesis

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Born in around 1485, Hernan Cortes was a Spanish conquistador/explorer who defeated the Aztec empire and claimed Mexico for Spain. He first set sail to America at the age of 19. Cortes later joined an expedition to cuba. In 1518, he set off to explore Mexico and discover Baja California. Hernan Cortes voyaged to America in about 1504. Cortes ignored orders and said to the Aztecs with 500 men and 11 ships, setting goal on overthrowing ruler Montezuma II in the Aztec civilization Tecochitilan. He started his conquest at where cuba is today, circling through the Tropic of Cancer to Verazruz. He then went to Trujillo, but realized that was not very useful and wnet back his path to before trying his luck in themore west area of mexico. Cortes’s

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