Different Worlds Collide. November 4 th , 2013. Hernando Cortes. The Spanish had heard about Aztec wealth Cortes was a Spanish soldier, or conquistador Conquistador- conqueror The conquistadors wanted to conquer Mexico and defeat the Aztecs. Defeating the Aztecs.
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November 4th, 2013
Why did the Spanish want the Aztec empire?
Cortes found allies who didn’t want to live under Aztec rule
An important Aztec ally was Dona Marina
He and his men came back in late 1520 with more native peoples as allies
The Spanish conquered the Aztecs in 1521
What were some things that enabled Cortes to overpower the Aztecs?
Spanish officials created a government, made laws and built schools and universities
Catholic priests came to convert the natives to Christianity
Colonists came to gain wealth by starting farms, businesses and gold and silver mines
Why did people come to New Spain?
Read about Francisco Pizarro and the Incan Empire on p. 145
Complete the lesson 2 review, questions 2-5 in complete sentences on looseleaf for homework