In order to achieve this, the crew established a settlement of their own, St. Augustine, in order to gain a foothold in Florida against the French forces that were competing to occupy it as well (“Pedro Menéndez De Avilés.”). The crew’s conflict with the French ended less than a month later with a decisive, brutal victory in Menéndez de Avilés’ favor, but St. Augustine would continue to flourish as the years went on. The settlement would provide Spain the type of stronghold they would need to maintain control over the region of Florida for years to come, which was
He departed Acapulco, Mexico with three ships, the San Diego, the San Tomas,and the Tres Reyes on May, 5th, 1602. On November 10th 1602 he entered and named San Diego Bay. December 13th 1602 he named and entered Monterey Bay after the Viceroy of Spain. While in Monterey Bay he sent back the San Tomas with those of his party who were sick or injured. 25 of the 34 men died on route.
Juan Ponce De Leon was born in Santervas De Campos, Spain on 1460. Juan led a european expedition for gold and gave the state Florida its name, and went on to become the first governor of Puerto Rico. Let’s go back to his childhood, He was born in a poor but noble family, became a soldier and fought against the Moors in Granada. Ponce De Leon was known for his hard work, ambitiousness, and ruthlessness. He is also known for when he built a small financial empire that helped advance spanish colonization in the Caribbean.
Hernando De Alarcon Hernando De Alcorcon was a spanish navigator of the 16th century. He was born in Trujillo Extremadura. Alarcón 's mission was to provide supplies for Francisco Coronado 's expedition in search of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola. They became first non-Indians to sight Alta California on September 5, 1540. His family hoped he would become a lawyer, but he told his father he would rather explore the West Indies.
The Struggles in Harsh Environments Hook. After just two months after the Narvaez expedition, the treasurer of the Narvaez expedition, Cabeza de Vaca, landed on Galveston Island along with 250 other castaways. Their dreams of colonization and riches had morphed into a quest for survival. However, the real question is: How did Cabeza de Vaca survive? Cabeza de Vaca survived because of his wilderness skills, his success as a healer and his respect for the Native Americans.
This article is a description of Sir Francis Drake’s voyage, detailing the specific events that transpired throughout the voyage. Throughout this paper I will be comparing and contrasting these two voyages. Sir Francis Drake and Ferdinand de Magellan both had a fleet of five ships that accompanied them on their voyage. In both voyages only one of the ships survived with most of the crew being either lost of dead. Both Drake and Magellan had some trouble with their crew.
This war fought in the years 1754-1763 and most of the conflict was fought in seven of those nine years. Nearly 5,000 people were killed during those nine years of war. In the year 1763, the Treaty of Paris was signed by England, Spain, and France and it ramified in England gaining Florida. But in 1783, the Florida Territory was returned to Spain. Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1819 by signing the Adams-Onis
Juan Ponce de Leon was best known for leading the exploration of Florida and looking for the Fountain of Youth. Juan was born in Spain in the year of 1474 and went to work as a squire for a knight at a young age. As he grew older he fought in a war. He then wanted an adventure so he joined Christopher Columbus on his second journey across the Atlantic. He became a military leader on the island of Hispaniola.
It took nearly 3 hours to dump all of the tea into the harbor with 100 colonists. “Under pressure from the patriot groups, the consignees in Charleston,New York, and philadelphia refused to accept the tea shipment, but in Boston, the chosen merchants refused to concede.” (http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/boston-tea-party). The reason the british taxed so much for
It began with the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan on 1521 in the Philippines that led the country to be under the colony of Spain for 300 years. His expedition began when royal officials gave him a command to sail to Maluku (the Spice Islands). By sailing westward, he finally arrived in Homonhon Island on March 17, 1521, a province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. On Easter Sunday of March 31, 1521, Magellan conducted the first Catholic mass at Limasawa Island in Southern Leyte that marked the birth of Roman Catholicism in the Philippines. He befriended some of the natives including Rajah Humabon and convinced them to convert to Catholicism.
The infamous prison Alcatraz housed many prisoners like Al Capone. The rumors and mysteries surounding the, now abandon, building. The long and dark history started in 1775. In the year 1775, Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala mapped and named rugged Alcatraz Island, granting it the name “La Isla de los Alcatraces”, or “Island of the Pelicans”, due to its large population of sea birds. Seventy-five years later, in 1850, President Millard Fillmore signed an order reserving the island for military use.
Confirmed by the Governor Antonio María Martínez to keep on with the colonization enterprise under his father 's grant, Austin came to an understanding about certain administrative procedures and was told by the governor to explore the coastal plain between the San Antonio and Brazos rivers for the purpose of picking a site for the proposed
In about a month of sailing disaster struck and they lost one ship to the sea. We landed somewhere and de Vaca ordered his crew, which he starved, to start killing natives or we wouldn’t get anything to eat, he didn’t feed us anyways and we continued to massacre natives for
The Mexican Cession of Guadalupe ended the Mexican-American war and was signed on February 2, 1848. The major concession from Mexico in the cession was its exchange of 55% of Mexico's territory (the treaty was signed at Ville de Guadalupe). Once the treaty was signed the U.S. owned more than half of Mexico’s territory. The Mexican cession was huge for both nations, however after the humiliating defeat Mexico forced into civil war and the nation was bankrupt for nearly a century.
A journey to remember. Five Spanish ships left the port of Seville in 1527 with 300 people going out to uncharted land called “The New World” and who knew only 4 people would come back. The leader of the entire expedition named Panfilo de Narvaez had dreamed of building settlements on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Cabeza de Vaca a military veteran was serving as the treasurer in this expedition.