Spain's Conquests in the Americas (The Spanish Conquer Mexico (Cortes…
Spain's Conquests in the Americas
The Spanish Conquer Mexico
Cortes arrives in Mexico
Cortes arrived in present-day Veracruz
he had about 508 soldiers, 100 sailors, 16 horses, and 14 cannons
the smallpox came and killed many people
Used his army's guns and horses to frighten Native Americans
A planned ambush was set in place to get rid of the spanish without having to face them head on,while the ambush was being planned the spanish took over the capital
The spanish ordered the aztecs to stop sacrificing as a result the aztecs planned a rebellion, many spanish died and did not have enough men to win,but once the smallpox broke free the spanish one and claimed the capital
Arrived in tenochtitlan,and scared the aztecs ,because they believed he was the light skinned god that has come to reclaim his land and end the sacrificing
Spain Conquers Peru
Pizarro Meets the Inca
Pizarro had only only 168 soldiers, one cannon, and 27 horses compared to the Inca army's 30,000 warriors.
By the 1530s, the powerful Inca Empire had become considerably weaker
The Inca ruled the empire that Balboa and and Pizarro wanted to conquer.
The Inca Fall
Pizarro attacked Atahualpa.
Atahualpa tried to buy his freedom with gold and silver.
Atahualpa came to the meeting with 4,000 unarmed soldiers. :silhouettes:
Pizarro took Atahualpa's gold and silver, but did not set him free
Pizarro became governor of Peru
Pizarro died in 1541