This type of book was worked in an epic style about the main events of the Conquest, from its beginning until the fall of Tenochtitlan, and other happenings that followed in this conquest. One of the criticisms that Bernal Diaz del Castillo has by my point of view is that he never learned to speak indigenous languages and yet is able to describe whole dialogs indigenous from the first day he stepped on the continent. Some of the chapter, he mentioned “Well, I will not continue describing this.” For that reason, many people describe the author as a simple to writer. So, I imagine him that this book was wrote while he was talking about what he saw in the conquest and he was writing while he was thinking about that.
A major factor that I had learned when perusing the articles in module two and chapter two was that in the Spanish conquest of America, labor had played a significant role to the Spaniards. Any of the gold that had been discovered in the Spanish conquest was proportioned to the monarchy, then leaders and administrators, and lastly the conquistadors. This had left the conquistadors with minuscule amounts gold and disappointed, in correspondence, the conquistadors were given encomiedas. The Spaniards had presumed they were superior to the Indians and had the right to possess them because they had been situated on the monarchs’ property. The Spaniards confronted the Native Americans with guns, germs, and steel.
1) The Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro belongs to murder and violence and does not belong to arts, and his expeditions prove that. 2) Francisco Pizarro who conquered the Inca was a violence supporter, and his aim was the wealth and power, as a result of that he was killed in a violence way by his people. That prove that every human being behind his favor. 3) Francisco Pizarro creates a new type of art, the art of invasion of the Inca Empire.
Some factors that best explain the success enjoyed by the 16th century conquistadors in conquering Native American empires include riding horses, wearing helmets, advanced weaponry, intimidation, strategy, and disease. Riding horses allowed the conquistadors to move fast and carry their weapons with them, causing fear in the Natives and their defeat. The conquistadors wore helmets that helped protect their heads from the Native American retaliation; this is a very vulnerable part of the body when not protected. Advanced weapons such as guns were terrifying to the Native Americans instilling fear in them and put them at a disadvantage in fighting off the conquistadors. Conquistadors were also armed with very perfected swords that were much
There was a surge in the Pueblo movement to purge their homelands from foreign influence and return to traditional, Pre-Spanish ways of life such as beliefs and customs, ritual purification, performance of traditional ceremonies. Some of the history and causes of the Pueblo Revolt were dictated by political policies and beliefs which shaped the historical background to the causes of the Pueblo Revolt. Image result for pueblo revolt picsImage result for pueblo revolt pics
“The Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War” documentary explain how the U.S got involved in a war that was between Spain and Cuba. Cuba wanted their independences from Spain. They wanted to have power over their own government and not stand under Spain which they have been for many decades. President William McKinley didn’t want the U.S to get between the two because he felt the U.S must avoid the temptation of territorial aggression. No everyone felt the same way as him, assistant secretary of the navy Teddy Roosevelt thought that a war with Spain over Cuba would make U.S a world power.
1680 was a fairly influential time in the new growing world. During this time the Spanish had come to what is now known as New Mexico and thy came in and tried to conquer the new world. Like most other countries coming over to the new world the Spanish came with the idea of finding gold, glory, and spreading the word of the gospel. Yet conflict rose when the Spanish missionaries came along and tried to convert the Pueblo people to the catholic religion. As this happened things became tenser between the two groups and lead to what we know as The Pueblo Revolt or Popé’s rebellion.
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.
In the first myth Restall talks about how the Spanish Conquest was enabled by only a few “exceptional” men. In reality, it was a handful of many explorers that all took part in these discoveries. He states that Spain and Portugal had discovered quite a bit before Columbus, Cortes, or Pizarro did. In chapter 3 Restall talks about the myth that the Spanish Conquest was accomplished by only a few white Spaniards. He debunks this by talking about how much of the actual military operations was undertaken by allies of the conquistadors.
The famous so called El Porfiriato was the era of Porfirio Diaz governing Mexico the cause of the Mexican revolution, an armed movement against the government of General Porfirio Diaz, who ruled the country for more than 30 years. The period during which General Diaz was head executive, is known as " El Porfiriato " and lasted from 1877 to 1884 and the Mexican revolution from 1911 the year general Diaz was removed from head executive to 1920. The porfiriato is a historical period of great contrasts, because during the years of the pofiriato Mexico generated significant positive changes and setbacks, mainly in the social field, which would mainly start the Mexican Revolution, first of the great upheavals of the twentieth century. the main reason
Conquistadors: A Conquistador is a leader in the Spanish conquest of the Americas. They were individuals whose weapons, organizational skills, and determination brought them remarkable success. Hernan cortes was a very important conquistador because he defeated the Aztec empire, and took over Mexico for Spain. Francisco Pizarro was an also an important conquistador because he brought over weapons, gunpowder, and horses and he discovered the Incas and then he conquered the Inca empire. Francisco Vasquez de coronado was an explorer and a conquistador who led a large voyage from Mexico to present-day Kansas.
Zinn focuses the written work on the unnecessary violence expressed by different conquistadors and the way that other sources portray the events in a less than factual way. The conquistadors were led by their desire for treasures and grew increasingly lazy and cruel as they stayed in the America’s. Their stay had affected the way that they think and do things everyday because they had the “indians” at their every beck and call. To achieve the submissive actions of the Natives the conquistadors has taken advantage of their hospitality by having them lead them to the gold and punished them to death. This cruelty is what lead to the mass genocide of a single community of people.