The Conquistadors

The Conquistadors

Conquistadors led by Hernan Cortez conquered the Aztec empire.

Conquistadors led by Hernan Cortez conquered the Aztec empire. (Margaret Duncan Coxhead, Romance of History, Mexico)

Conquistadors = Spanish conquerors who went to the new world for "God, Gold, and Glory". They were able to conquer the native peoples because they had advanced forms of technology. The Europeans that came to the new world also carried deadly diseases that the natives were never exposed to before.

Cortez conquered the Atzecs

Pizzaro conquered the Incas

Encomienda system = a form of slavery for native Americans by Spanish.




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