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.
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?