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  1. Chapter 16 Section 3 Notes • Christopher Columbus found the Americas while searching for _____________. • The ___________ welcomed the Spanish invader who was thought to be the light-skinned god Quetzalcoatl. • Two diseases killed more Native Americans than did Spanish swords ________ and _________. • Balboa, who found what is today the Pacific Ocean, was charged with _________ against Spain. • What was Francisco Pizarro in search of when he found the Inca? __________

  2. Chapter 16 Section 3 Spanish Explorers and soldiers were drawn to the riches of Native American civilizations. Using horses and guns, they defeated the Aztec and Inca Empires in early A.D. 1500s Main idea Main idea Main idea The Spanish arrive in America Spain Conquers Mexico Pizarro conquers the Inca So what? What is important to understand about this?

  3. Chapter 16 Section 3 Spanish Explorers and soldiers were drawn to the riches of Native American civilizations. Using horses and guns, they defeated the Aztec and Inca Empires in early A.D. 1500s Main idea Main idea Main idea The Spanish arrive in America Spain Conquers Mexico Pizarro conquers the Inca So what? What is important to understand about this?

  4. Chapter 16 Section 3 Spanish Explorers and soldiers were drawn to the riches of Native American civilizations. Using horses and guns, they defeated the Aztec and Inca Empires in early A.D. 1500s Main idea Main idea Main idea The Spanish arrive in America Spain Conquers Mexico Pizarro conquers the Inca • Tenochtitlan - 250,000 people. Largest City in N.A. • Columbus – Italian sea captain that discovered the island of Hispaniola. • Conquistadors – solider /explorers sent to the Americas. • Hernan Cortes – solider, Spanish invasion of Cuba. • Montezuma II – Aztec Emperor. • Cortes attacked the Aztec’s, Smallpox broke out, Montezuma captured & killed. Aztec destroyed. • 1530: Pizarro attacks the Inca. • Tricked Atahualpa into a meeting, Captured him, Was promised silver and gold for freedom. • Killed Atahualpa and conquered Peru. So what? What is important to understand about this? Columbus discovered America while trying to find a sea route to Asia. The Spanish used their military and disease to destroy 2 empires and claim land in the new world.