Spain's Conquests in the Americas (Balboa led a ban of soldiers across…
Spain's Conquests in the Americas
Balboa led a ban of soldiers across the mountains of present day Panama to look for a golden empire
He found of sea (Pacific Ocean)
Balboa was executed and Pizarro continued the search for gold
Pizarro and his small army moved to attack the Inca homeland
He invited the Inca ruler Atahualpa to meet with Pizarro and Atahualpa agreed to come with just 4,000 unarmed guards
Pizarro demanded Atahualpa give up his gods and Atahualpa disagreed so Pizarro ordered and attack
The Spanish fired into the unarmed Inca crowd and Pizarro dragged Atahualpa from the battle field
Atahualpa tried to buy his freedom by offering Pizarro an entire room of silver and gold and Pizarro agreed
The Spanish king rewarded Pizarro by making him governor of Peru
Spanish traveled 100's of miles to reach the Aztec capital
Montezuma was afraid of a Aztec legend of a god
Aztecs got angry and planned a rebellion, fighting broke out.
Aztecs got small pox and many died and lost the battle.
Cortes took charge of the Aztec capital. and takes Montezuma hostage.
he came to search for gold and glory.
arrived with 508 soldiers, 100 sailors, 16 horses, 14 cannons.
tries to frighten the Native Americans with guns and horses.
relied on messengers.
An invisible Ally-germs- helped defeat the Aztecs.
met with Malintzin and he helped him find Allies or other groups willing to battle against Aztec.
Cortes arrives in Mexico
Cortes defeats Aztecs
Spain conquers Peru