In Spain, the royalty and the venturesome citizens had something in common; a desire for gold and power. The conquistadors of the Spanish Conquest obliterated ancient Native American nations in The Americas using weapons, strategies, and other occurrences. Whilst the goals of the Spaniards may not have been remarkably vicious, they ended up completely leveling progressive nations and spoiling decades or more of advancements in everything from mathematics to philosophy. My research has brought upon three topics: the goals of the Spanish Conquest, the stories of the Native American empires, and the destruction of said empires. As has been noted, the Spanish conquistadors wanted gold and exorbitant commodities.
Both of these people committed these atrocities in the name of Spain and their country. In order to discover riches and find new flourishing land for the taking. These expeditions did affect their pocket book, giving them treasure from exploring and demolishing the Aztecs and Incas. This certainly impacted the Americas, as there isn’t an Aztec or Inca empire anymore. They came upon the indigenous people with
Portilla points out how wary this made the Mexicas about their new “guests” and how they immediately reported what they saw to their king. By the time the Spaniards marched all the way to the Aztec metropolis, Tenochtitlan, they had created several allies. Portilla explains that the people that sided with the Spaniards were enemies that had been conquered by the Aztec. The Mexica’s began to resent their “gods” and mistrust King Motcuhzoma for letting the Spanish conquistadors wreak havoc among the natives and their customs. Before long the author begins to describe the many battles fought between the Aztec warriors and the strangers.
Las Casas`s work provoked heated debate in Spain and initiated reforms designed to bring greater “love and moderation” to Spanish-Indians relationships. He wrote it for Charles I of Spain. The purposes for writing this was his fear of Spain coming under divine punishment (God`s corporal punishment) and his concern for the souls of the Native Americans. The account is one of the first attempts by a Spanish writer of the colonial era to show examples of unjust treatment that indigenous people endured in the early stages of the Spanish conquest of the Greater Antilles, particularly the island of
Even so, Montezuma, the emperor of the Aztecs, had to ruin the victory. As he had many options to choose from but he ended up choosing the wrong one many times. To sum up, could the Aztecs have won against the Spaniards? The Aztecs were peoples who
Would consider such an act “a declaration of war.” (Marquez 327) This direct quote shows that Mexico is angry that the U.S. is taking more land. In the daily El Tiempo stated that the American government came as a traveler and then acted like a robber (Marquez 327). This information shows that that the American government came and stole from Mexico. The annexation of Texas was inadmissable and unofficial. Later, Texas also unfairly changed its
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. When looking at that collision, one question inevitably comes to mind: Why were the conquistadors able to conquer the Inca Empire, yet why instead were not the Incas the ones
Catholicism and the Ku Klux Klan The early 1900s was a time of change in technology, education, and way of life for the American people. However, with change comes resistance, which was especially seen in Texas with the uprisings of the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan’s hatred went beyond simply that of Negros and settled on people of the Catholic Religion as well. They used propaganda such as books, flyers, and pamphlets in order to get rid of Catholicism, as the KKK considered people of the Catholic faith to be loyal only to the Pope of Rome and not the United States. The KKK struggled and ultimately succeeded in gaining political advantages in order to gain more influence in the United States, as well as to help avoid punishment for their prosecution of the Catholic people and their property.
The bad soon outweighed the goods as it had negative economical, social and political effects At first it seemed positive as it allowed them to free their prisons and utilize that space and the money for the benefit of the common folk. Then it got gradually worse as the demand of slaves to work in plantations grew exponentially and the countries had run out of prisoners to offer, they soon resorted to other methods to obtain slaves. This led to an exponential increase in war and mortality rates and a decrease in population, specifically the males, for the sole purpose of capturing more slaves for the lucrative
Later, his opinion changes, because as the demand for the Thneeds becomes greater it means he needs to make more. He decides to invent a new piece of technology to help do this called the Super-Axe-Hacker. This increases production and saves time because more trees are being cut down. He also asks more of his family members to move in
The Aztecs were constantly launching raids to capture prisoners for the enormous number of human sacrifices they conducted. There is important archeological evidence showing that several Indian civilizations suffered violent ends at the hands of other Indian cultures long before the arrival of the Europeans in America. • In effect, the Spanish employed a colonization strategy of "gold and souls." Converting the native population to Catholicism not only spread the doctrines of the Catholic Church, then under threat in Europe, but could, it was believed, further the control of Indian behavior in the mines and on the plantations. In conclusion there is evidence that The Black Legend was no more atrocious than that of any other European country that settled in the new world.
Because of its wealth and territorial expansion and strength, the Han Empire originally prospered a lot, but at the end of Wudi’s life he became despotic. In order to stop any rebellion, he will executed people who criticized him. Starting about 100 BC, due to the military campaigns and heavy taxation, there were many peasants who rebelled