"Ponce de Leon" By: Josh Rice 10/27/14 Juan Ponce de Leon was born in a Spanish village called Santervás de Campos in the year 1460. Historians don 't know a lot about his past, but they can place his heritage back to a very wealthy and noble family. When Ponce was young, he served as a squire to Pedro Núñez de Guzmán, who used to be a noble knight commander of the Order of Calatrava. Pedro taught Ponce the important qualities of religion, fighting skills, and other manners used in daily life. He was like a father and a best friend to Ponce de Leon.
Conquistador, written by Buddy Levy about the famous ventures of Hernan Cortes, places the reader in the 16th century, or the era c.1450-c. 1750 ce. During this time, the idea of exploration was spreading quickly, as kingdoms and empires in Europe sought to expand their territory. Portugal, with Spain following after, led the way for exploration as they headed south. Spain, however, ventured west, driven by a patriotic attitude of expanding past their borders. Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands.
Discovering all of these islands made him a very big figure back in Europe. Lots of people, especially the Spaniards, looked at him as a great explorer who brought back new items from the islands of the New World. He was and still is, a very important figure in Spanish culture because he helped found the island of San Salvador. Most of his discoveries, though, were on the trips that he led to find new lands. On his first trip, he took three widely known ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
It is a letter from Hernan Cortes, a Spanish conquistador, to King Charles in Europe. This point of view is reliable because Hernan Cortes was an educated man. Document four explains King Alfonso of Kongo’s opinion about his people being taken away by whites for slavery. Document five tells the reader
The Aztec and Spanish The outcome of the contact between the Aztec and the Spanish was welcoming initially but after a certain period of time, The Spanish decided to take over the Aztec and Inca Empire. The purpose of this Spanish expedition was to seek fame and fortune for Spain and also spread Christianity to the natives and new lands. This had led them into war between the Aztec and Spanish The Aztec first arrives in Mexico in the late 1100s. By 1250, they settled near the shores of Lake Texcoco and by 1325 they had begun building the majestic city of Tenochtitlan. In 1518 Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes held an expedition to conquer Mexico and the Aztec holds almost the central and southern of Mexico.
Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish explorer who conquered many places and gained land for Spain. He went on numerous explorations where he founded Peru and its city state. Pizarro was an explorer who was historically important because he was on two explorations that were not led by him, although he was a participant in discovering the Pacific Ocean and the city of San Sebastian, he joined the expedition of Nunez de Balboa where they discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513, and he founded Peru and took over the Incan people Peru and took their leader hostage. These reasons show that Pizarro was historically important, even if citizens of Spain and the Incan citizens thought he was greedy and rude, he still showed importance from his discoveries. Francisco Pizarro was on two explorations as a participant in the discovery of the Pacific Ocean and founding the city of San Sebastian, also known as “Holy Savior”.
1495, three years after Columbus's discovery of the new world, Maximo Zamoria, a Spanish conquistador, set off to the Americas in search of gold and glory. Maximo gathered a crew of one hundred strong and well-trained men, along with his right hand man, Samuel. With the permission of the Spanish king, Maximo and his men gathered enough supplies for half a year of travel, and got the finest Spanish sailing vessel to set off for the new world.
Juan found Florida while looking for the well known fountain of youth (Although, he didn’t find it obviously). There was said to be more islands to the northwest of where the soon to be Spanish explorer lived, by Ferdinandm, who happened to had high interest in the islands dubbed ‘’ the Islands of Benimy". He sailed off with just three ships and at the very least two-hundred men. After completing an contract, he sailed the waters for a long time when in April 2, 1513, they
Did you know that Christopher Columbus's real name was Cristoforo Colombo? Columbus and the Columbian Exchange did more harm than good. The Columbian Exchange was the exchange of goods betwixt the Old World (Europe, Asia, Africa) and the New World (North and South America). Animals, diseases, people, crops, foods, and culture were what was traveled athwart the ocean between the two worlds. In 1492 when Christopher Columbus departed Spain under the control of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, he wanted to find a new route to Asia by traveling west.
Vasco Da Gama From an early stage, people have wanted to explore the world, navigate across the oceans, lands and discover countries that no one had heard about in the past. They wanted to change the future, bring back newly discovered goods to their countries and increase their wealth. The age of exploration commenced in the 1400s when Portuguese sailors went off into the Atlantic near the coast of Africa to try and discover a direct sea route to Asia, the land of wealth and spices. There are thousands of navigators from all around the world who changed our history, who changed the way we live. Vasco da Gama was one of those explorers.
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.
Columbian Exchange The most important historical impact of the Columbian Exchange is human because they are the first to form settlement on the native land. According to Mr. Johnson 's history slide shows Columbus sailing from Spain wanting to trade with India, however traveled to another route instead. Once he arrived to the new land he greeted with the indian tribe and convince them to trade with him. In the first Columbus video shows Columbus was a nice person who tries to negotiate with the indians, however the indian rebelled and caused destruction. The European in Columbus group dominated over the indians and used them for slavery.