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Spain builds an empire

Spain builds an empire


Entry task

Entry Task

  • Take out your notes from Monday

  • Read through your Big Idea and Notes

  • Create your 2 sentence summary.


Spanish conquistadors

Spanish Conquistadors

  • Conquistador is a soldier who led a military expeditions to the Americas

  • Set their sites on the advanced civilizations of the Aztecs and the Incas

  • How did the voyages of Columbus affect the Incas and Aztecs?


Hernan cortez

Hernan Cortez

  • Sailed to present day Mexico in 1519 to conquer the Aztecs

    • Wanted gold and silver

    • Wanted converts to Christianity

  • Brought 508 soldiers and 100 sailors against thousands of Aztec Warriors

  • Remember the Aztecs were the best warriors of all the native people.


Moctezuma ii vs cortez

Moctezuma II vs. Cortez

  • The fall of the Aztecs


The downfall of the incas

The downfall of the Incas

  • Francisco Pizarro

    • Went to the Inca Empire with only 400 men

    • Incas were at a disadvantage when it came to weapons

    • Thousands killed in battle

    • ¬ĺ of the Incas and Aztecs died from disease


Exploring the southeast

Exploring the Southeast

  • Juan Ponce De Leon

    • Conquered Puerto Rico in 1511

    • Discovered present day Florida

    • Began his search for the rumored fountain of youth.

    • Never found the fabled fountain and did not colonize Florida


Exploring the southwest

Exploring the Southwest

  • Group of explorers made it to the Mississippi River and were shipwrecked and captured by Natives.

  • Francisco Vasquez de Coronado- Set out to find Eldorado and the legendary Seven Cities of Gold that were rumored to exist in the SW

  • Discovered the Grand Canyon


Results of exploration

Results of Exploration

  • Spanish fleets brought 200 tons of gold and 18,600 back to Spain!

  • By 1650- 3 to 4 million inhabitants in the Americas

  • Established the Ecomienda system


Ecomienda system

Ecomiendasystem

  • Allowed the settlers (Spanish) to tax the Native Americans or to make them work. Settlers were supposed to protect the Native Americans

  • Basically slavery in terrible conditions


It s debate time

It’s Debate time!

  • Rules for Debate

  • Keep it professional!

  • Only speak in turn with no random outbursts

  • Stick to the topic

  • No Personal Attacks!!!!


Las casas vs the plantation owners

Las Casas vs. The plantation owners

  • Using your notes, your book and your brain

    • Come up your sides viewpoint on the interaction

    • Think from their point of view

  • Some key points to remember

    • Las Casas felt that Natives should be treated with gentle kindness

    • The plantation owners had a business to run

  • Jot down your main points as a group and then elect one person to debate for your group


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