Exposé of: The conquest of the Inca Empire - Why were the Spanish able to conquer the Incas and not the Incas the Spanish? In 1532, the New and the Old world collided in Cajamarca in a way that could not have been more drastic. The Inca’s absolute monarch Atahualpa in the midst of his army of 80.000 soldiers encountered F. Pizarro - a Spanish conquistador who set out with a squad of 168 conquistadors to conquer the Inca Empire and extract history biggest ransom. The collision at Cajamarca ended in favor of the conquistadors and marked the sudden end if the Inca Empire.
The conflict and defeat of the Aztecs was not avoidable because the Spanish were looking for gold and land, and would have eventually come into contact with the Aztecs no matter who found the land of Tenochtitlan first. Since the Aztecs had everything the Spaniards wanted, it was likely that a battle between the two was bound to happen. In war the Spanish had a large advantage because of their weapons and battle gear. If the Aztecs came into contact with the Spanish, they were likely to die because of the disease the Spaniards carried with them. Also, a lot of enemies were created against the Aztecs because of the human sacrifices they had to make in order to nourish their gods.
When the Spanish first arrived, they were in awe of the architecture of the Aztecs and this amazement may have contributed to them possibly respecting the Aztec people at first for their accomplishments. Differences in religion, sparked most of the aggressive behavior of the Spanish towards the Aztecs. They saw the human sacrifices and other practices of the Aztec religion as barbaric. This caused them to view the Aztecs as inferior and ultimately as enemies against their faith. With that state of mind, it was no longer necessary for the Spanish to try to peacefully deal with the Aztecs.
In our Mexican culture we celebrate el dia de los muertes or the day of the dead, in a lively and cheerful festival. Instead of mourning the loss of our loved ones we celebrate and have a day to remember how amazing those people were and how they lived their life. Probably one of the most important symbols to that festival and to our Mexican culture is the sugar skulls. Sugar skulls are handmade skulls made of mostly sugar. However, at first the skull is a blank canvas and anyone can decorate them to resemble their deceased loved ones.
Preston Lipscomb 5/22/17 Hernan Cortes Hernan Cortes was a Spanish conqueror. He was born in 1485 in Medellin, Spain. He died on December 2, 1547. He invaded Mexico in 1519, and he conquered the Aztec Empire in 1521. His parents’ names were Martin Cortez and Catalina Pizarro Altamirano.
SOUTHWEST SETTLEMENTS The Southwest was home to many cultures, some forced, and some created. Although there was quite for many years for the local Native Americans. Spaniards took over and controlled much land to create much of what is left today. But not only were Native American’s controlled, land was formed and taken as well.
The Spanish came to the Americas and took control of the Native Americans and had a very large impact on their civilization. In 1492 the Spanish came to the Americas. When the Spanish got there they were able to conquer Native American civilizations. People wonder why they chose to come to the Americas and how they were able to conquer. The Spanish and Native Americans had large impacts on each other which left them both with legacies.
This essay will answer and explain the question on what happened when Moctezuma met with Hernan Cortes in 1519. There have been many writings and articles on what authors and professors think of what happened in the first meeting. This essay will tell about what I think occurred in Moctezuma and Cortes met. In 1519, when God’s plan led Hernan Cortes to the Aztec empire, I think that Moctezuma met Cortes and together they had the first meeting. I think that they discussed about what they would do together and how they could possibly rule the Aztec empire.
Many argue that the defeat of the Aztec was completely avoidable, however their defeat was inevitable. No matter how the Aztec could have reacted differently, the conquest of the Aztec empire could not have a different outcome. Too many factors played a part in the collapse of the Aztec empire, factors that could not have been bypassed. Others say this event could have been avoided if the Aztec and Spanish allied with each other, or if the Aztec surrendered. These could be valid points, except the Spanish were not looking to reason, they were out for gold and lots of it.
Right between the United States, South America, the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea lies the country of Mexico, known around the world for their bright and festive culture and rich heritage. It is one of the most visited countries in the world, and it has been the primary destination of choice among tourists and religious practitioners. From its food to their national holidays, Mexican influence is prominent and traditions often practiced outside of the country as well. Four famous civilizations existed within this country—the Mayas, the Olmecs, and the Aztecs—before the Spanish Conquistadors conquered the land in the 1500s.
This chapter recounts the events of Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Incan Empire. It offers firsthand accounts from Pizarro's men when they managed to capture Emperor Attahualpa at a time when the monarch was surrounded by around 80,000 men. It also discusses how such a a feat was accomplished by men outnumbered 500 to 1, attributing the Spaniards victory to their possession of steel, guns, and literacy. The author's intentions for this chapter were to describe how Europeans managed to conquer the new world using only groups of a few hundred, and he does this by using Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Incan Empire as an example.
A History of Violence, Racism, and White Hegemony in Latin America The similarities and differences that arise in Latin Cinema help audiences understand the extensive history of the countries, from Spanish colonization to inequality in modern society. The history social, political, and cultural discourses are critically examined by directors because those issues directly affect the Latin population and the type of world they live in. It is said that there are at least two sides to every story, but Latin American governments have a history of only embracing one.
The conquistadors were people who were way more advanced than Europe thought. But they still were defeated very easily due to their lack of weapons. And when they invited people into their kingdom, but they were betrayed and their leader was captured. These events are very important in the turning of the history. This is very important because of the overthrowing of the Aztec empire.