Spanish Colonization of the Americas. Gold, Glory & God. Technology. Caravels Lateen Sails Astrolabe improvements Compass. Portuguese. Colonize the east primarily Also the Canaries and Madeiras Sugarcane – plantation economy African Slave Trade Later taken over by the Spanish.
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Spanish Colonization of the Americas
Gold, Glory & God
Christopher Columbus – (1492 – 1504)
Conquers Aztecs – 1521
Established estates in New World
Dies a wealthy man
Conquers Incas - 1532
How was Cortes able to conquer so many with so few?