Bernardo de Galvez deserves recognition for shaping florida to be the way it is today. This Spanish born sailor sailed from his homeland to the eastern seaboard of the new world in 1777. Bernardo fought the british and claim Florida for spain which ended up becoming the 27th state. He also connected florida with other states which caused people to move there and gave florida allies before it was a state.
Bernal Diaz was a conquistador who joined Cortés on his missions of the conquest of New Spain. Hernan Cortés was the leader responsible for conquering the Aztec Empire in Tenochtitlan. Hernan was a part of an expedition funded by the king of Spain to spread Christianity and to acquire wealth from various places in the Americas (mainly island countries). Cortés heard of the rumored wealth of Mexico. Cortés and a group of men disobeyed orders to stay in Cuba, and made their way to Mexico.
soldier, explorer, ethnographer, and a geographer established a map and explored the Southwest, most famous is his exploration of the Colorado River. The government needed to survey the Southwest to expand their train routes and as well to find insight in the land geology for farm expansion. Water was an important part in the Southwest, as Powell found several ideas for the homestead model of settlement by adapting to watersheds and focusing on irrigation control for agriculture. Building canals and reservoirs was a key factor in watersheds, but first the government need to survey the land to establish potential value of the land. To distribute information to the public regarding the value of the land, Powell was negatively cutting out Capitalist.
Prince Henry the Navigator was the royal prince of Portugal and is commonly credited for starting the Age of Exploration. He was a patron for many explorers. He sent them down the west coast of Africa to create a map of the coast to defeat the Muslims. In 1418 Henry opened up the first school of oceanic navigation. This school also contained an astronomical observatory.
Flags of Our Fathers, a book written by James Bradley, is the story capturing the lives of the six men who raised the flag on the island of Iwo Jima as they fought before, during, and after World War II. One of these men was James Bradley’s own father. James found old boxes full of articles and imagery taken from the war. Through these documents, he then discovers that his father was one of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima and goes on a search to find out as much as he possibly can about the other five flag raisers. All in all, the six young men included were John Bradley, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, Ira Hayes, Rene Gagnon, and Mike Strank.
Jefferson told them to gather information on the plants, animals, and geography of the region. They were also told to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean. When they returned, they would report back on everything they would learn. Lewis and Clark and their team gathered supplies and prepared to begin their journey into the unknown land west of the
Archbishop Oscar Romero, is and perfect exemplar of a person that has a prophetic critical personality. Oscar was born in El Salvador in 1917. When he was thirteen, he left home for a minor seminary in San Miguel. Years later in Italy, Romero graduate with a theology degree and was ordain a priest in 1942. He was order to go back to his home country, but his way home he and his friend were captured by the Cuban Police.
I, Diego Almagro 11 was a Spanish conqueror from Peru. I was born in 1485 from Almagro, Ciudad ReaI set out with my dad Diego Almagro and his partner Francisco Pizarro. We set out to Peru in 1514 to take over the Incan Empire. Francisco and Diego, my dad, led the expedition with many other crew members. We packed the necessities we needed for our trip, not knowing how long we would be gone.
He owned slaves, participated in slave raids and military expeditions. Bartolome eventually gave up his claims on his Indian serfs and went on several voyages to Spain hoping to find new towns where the Spaniards and Indians would be able to live together peacefully and in equality. Bartolome de Las Casas became a driving force behind the passage in 1542 of laws prohibiting Indian slavery and safeguarding the rights of the Indians. He devoted the rest of his life to speaking and writing on behalf of the Indians (Casas, 1542). Andrew Jackson was an American statesman and had been in the militia.
Henry the Navigator dreamed of gaining new people to convert to Christianity in lands unexplored by Europeans. In 1415 he payed for and planned expeditions from Lisbon that sailed further and further down the western coast of Africa. In 1444 Hennery and his men Arrived to what is now Mauritania and began carrying slaves back to Lisbon for conversion and sale.
My name is Lope de Oviedo. In 1527 I am a castaway from his exploration to inland Florida. I traveled with Narváez from Spain to explore the new world. I survived the initial attempt led by Narváez de Vaca and lived among the Floridian natives. To Narvaez i was the strongest and heartiest of his crew, so I was the one who was sent for the lookout and to spot animals for food.
The Journey Trekking through the land of mosquitoes and cannibals for your country, crossing raging rivers, and living with Natives are all things that Cabeza De Vaca had to do to reach Mexico City. Cabeza was on a conquest to establish settlements along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico lead by the conquistador, Narvaez. Cabeza was one of the four that survived out of 300 men. How did Cabeza De Vaca survive? Cabeza survived because of his respect for the Indians, using his wilderness skills, and success as a healer.
There is an accident on the 405 so we take PCH. I look at the window, into the sea. I am looking for dolphins or whales, but I have never seen a whale from this road. Once, when we were driving to Summer Nationals, Dad offered me two-bucks if I saw a whale. We drive past La Conchita.
There was once a boy living in south McAllen which was often referred to as La Balboa, and a sweet loving young girl living in North McAllen, these two individuals were unaware to the event that would soon be taking place that would change both of their lives forever. These two individuals were my mom and dad mom was usually refers to as La Prieta while dad was called Willi. It was the year 1995 where Willi’s friend Ray and La Prieta’s friend Cristina begged and begged for them to go on double dates with them, both Willi and La Prieta always refused. After begging for so long they finally but reluctantly agreed to go out with them. They weren’t expecting much but to go out and hopefully have some fun along the way, little did they know the
In Voices and A People’s History Bartolome de Las Casas, voice intrigued me most. Bartolome spoke with such concern for the Indians, as he described how the Indians were beaten, tortured, turned into slaves and treated with great malice. Bartolome explained how gracious the Indians were to see the Spaniards when they first arrive believing that they were sent from the heavens. Reading his words made my heart bleed out for the Indians, to read that the people they worshipped only cared for the gold, causing several million people to lose their lives.