Matthew Campos Period 3 #2 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was a very famous Spanish Conquistador. He was a very important explorer and was a famous man in his town of Mexico City. He explored many places and discovered many things. He was also the governor of a Mexican Province. Friar Marcos de Niza returned hoe to Mexico City from a long journey.
El Chapo, the modern Robin Hood Born into a poor, farming family in Sinaloa Mexico, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera or referred as, El Chapo (Shorty) Guzmán is a notorious Mexican drug lord who leads the Sinaloa Cartel. At the age of 15, Guzmán started a marijuana farm along with his cousins in an effort to support his family financially. However, by his 20s, Guzmán decided to pursue different opportunities other than working in poppy fields for the remainder of his life like most people living near his family.
Joaquin Murrieta was born in 1830 in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, or Quillota, Chile. Murrieta became somewhat of a legend. If he was an actual person or if he was just fiction to Mexican history is unknown. The legendary Murrieta, in Mexican history, was the “bandit” in a band called “The Five Joaquins”. It's said that he and others raided Sacramento valley; robbing gold miners and participated in violent murders and raids between the 1850s-1860s.
On November 15,Officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged with manslaughter and various gun charges due to a shooting at a routine traffic stop. On July 6, almost 5 months ago, Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled over Philando Castile, with the assumption that he was involved in a robbery that happened a few days prior. Mr. Castile had his girlfriend and his child in the car when he was pulled over. After handing the officer his license and registration, Mr. Castile that he was armed, but there was a permit for the gun with his papers.
In the 1800’s, many individual leaders played important roles in helping Latin American nations with freedom. Colonies in their mother countries wanted independence and freedom to live on their own and they accomplished that with the leadership of certain men who each had huge roles in their wars for independence. Simon Bolivar, also known as el Libertador, was born in Caracas, Venezuela on July 24, 1783. He was a great leader who played an important role in the liberation of different Latin American colonies.
However it didn’t last long. In 1523 Cortés was named governor and captain general of New Spain. In 1528, amid Spanish fears that he was becoming too powerful, he was forced to return to Spain where the king reinstated him as captain general, but not to the position of civil governor. On his return to Mexico, his powers were significantly limited and his activities monitored. Some might argue that Hernan Cortes was a villain instead of a hero because he invaded the Aztecs and took Montezuma hostage.
At first, Bartolomé de Las Casas participated in the persecution of the native people of the New World. But, something made him raise his voice against the terrors the Spanish colonizers did to the Native Americans. Exactly in the year of 1515 he changed his mind about the colonization subject and persecutions of the Native Americans. He changed
The Mexican-American War was the first war to be fought mostly on foreign soil. During this period, the newly formed the United States was eagerly seeking to expand their territory towards the west. When failed attempts to obtain lands by purchasing them from Mexico for the price of $30,000,000 dollars. The U.S. government felt there was little hope of gaining these territories by peaceful means, a war was inevitable. Mexico was still bitter despite Texas gaining their independence in 1836, voluntarily selling their lands to the United States was not an option.
Francisco Pizarro went on many explorations with various people such as Vasco Nunez de Balboa, and his business partners, Diego de Almagro and Hernando de Luque. Poor motives and murdering people is what put Francisco Pizarro in the Hall of Infamy. Francisco Pizarro deserves to be in the Hall of Infamy for many reasons; one being he killed many people. After holding Atahualpa, the Inca leader, a native tribe in Peru, hostage and making the Inca Empire pay what would be worth $50 million in today’s money, he ordered the public strangling of Atahualpa. Pizarro thought that if he let Atahualpa go he would come back and kill him.
Although renowned for his skill as a soldier, Alvarado is known also for the cruelty of his treatment on native populations, and mass murders committed in the subjugation of the native peoples of Mexico. Unlike De Vaca, Pedro was feared by the Indians and had many conflicts with them. He was known as the red sun whether this was because of his red of hair or a more malicious reason is disputed. Both of these conquistadors had extremely different experiences during their encounters with the Indians. Both of these conquistadors had major effects such as starting the development of New Spain and the search for gold in the Americas.
Once they let Atahualpa pay them, they killed him anyways and took over the Incan city. Pizarro went on an expedition with Diego de Almagro, who was a very trusted friend of his, and they discovered Peru on this trip. Later on, Pizarro and Almagro got in a fight about who would control what and the fight ended in Almagro's death. Pizarro began to get very greedy and would do whatever it took to have fame and fortune. Even if this resulted in killing one of his once trusted friends.
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.
• Emiliano Zapata was born on August 8, 1879 in Anenecuilco, Mexico and died in April 10, 1919. • He was arrested after protesting the hacienda that had taken his and other peasants’ lands. After he was forgiven, he kept encouraging the peasants to revolt • In 1909 he was named “president of the board of defense for their village • “In March 1911 Zapata’s tiny force took the city of Cuautla and closed the road to the capital, Mexico City.” Helping Francisco Madero. Afraid Porfirio Diaz ran to Europe and left someone else in charge.
Francisco Villa also known as “ pancho” and Emiliano Zapata where two revolutionaries who experienced the oppression of politicians in Mexico and because of that they devoted their lives to change this. Even though their aims were different they also shared some similarities which leads us to ask the question: What were the aims of Pancho villa and Emiliano Zapata in the Mexican Revolution between 1910-1923 and what were the similarities and differences they had ? Two sources that will help us answer this question are the document called plan of ayala from 1911 which is the original copy taken from the camp in the Mountains of Puebla which is signed by Emiliano Zapata and a journal article called The Life and Times of Pancho Villa by Friedrich Katz. This are two very important sources because
Pan’s Labyrinth – Literature Review I. Introduction – historical background The Spanish Civil War lasted from July of 1936 till April of 1939. The intensely ferocious war was between the Republicans and the Fascist nationalists, lead by General Francisco Franco. Victory was in favor of the nationalists and General Franco ruled Spain for the next 36 years after the war, up until his death in 1975.