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The Conquest of Mexico and Peru. By: Colby Bowman & John Dombrowski. Fun Facts. The Mexican invasion started February 1519. It ended on August 1521. The Incan invasion began in 1532 and ended in 1533. Hernan Cortes led the expedition to Mexico. Francisco Pizarro led the expedition to Peru.

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The conquest of mexico and peru

The Conquest of Mexico and Peru

By: Colby Bowman &

John Dombrowski


Fun facts

Fun Facts

  • The Mexican invasion started February 1519.

  • It ended on August 1521.

  • The Incan invasion began in 1532 and ended in 1533.

  • Hernan Cortes led the expedition to Mexico.

  • Francisco Pizarro led the expedition to Peru.


Fun facts cont

Fun Facts Cont.

  • Spanish conquerors were known as “conquistadores”.

  • The conquest of Mexico began with an expedition to search for gold on the American mainland.

  • In 1519 Cortes led about 450 men to the capital city of Tenochtitlan.


Fun facts again

Fun Facts Again

  • They seized the emperor Montezuma II, who died in 1520.

  • Steel swords, muskets, cannons, and horses offered the conquistadores a big advantage, granting them a victory over the Aztecs.

  • The main advantage, however, was smallpox, which ravaged the city until the majority of the population was dead.


More facts

More Facts

  • Francisco Pizarro had similar results when he led a Spanish expedition from Central America to Peru.

  • He came during a dispute in the ruling house and used it to split the governing body.

  • They captured the Inca ruler, Atahualpa, and forced him to bring them a large quantity of gold, then exectuted him.


The end

The End


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