Juan Ponce De Leon and Florida Juan Ponce De Leon was a Spanish explorer and soldier who was the first European to set foot in Florida. Born in Santervas, Spain in 1460. Ponce De Leon was a soldier fighting Muslims in southern Spain in the early 1490s. He also sailed on Columbus’ second journey to the Caribbean in 1493. When Columbus returned to Spain, Ponce De Leon stayed in Santo Domingo (now Dominican republic).
Late 15th C. Spain became united and due to the fact that the Portuguese controlled trade routes in Africa and Asia they looked west. Christopher Columbus, exploring in the name of Spain, discovered the Bahamas in 1492. Treaty of Tordesillas (1494) divided SA land between Spain and Portugal. Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean while Magellan circumnavigated the globe. Leon explored Florida and Coronado explored Arizona and New Mexico.
Columbus continued his journey in September went, and traveled for thirty-tree days before reaching the Bahamas. Columbus unknowingly thought he had reached Asia and inaccurately called the natives, Indians. After the New World was found the Conquistadors began to set out for their own prestige, hoping to find a wealthy inhabitance in the New World. Many Conquistadors traveled along the Caribbean searching for their wealth. Hernan Cortes being one of them, traveled to Mexico to find the riches that were
The Arawak people include the Taíno, who occupied the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas (Lucayans); the Nepoya and Suppoya of Trinidad, and the Igneri, who were supposed to have preceded the Caribs in the Lesser Antilles, together with related groups (including the Lucayans) which lived along the eastern coast of South America, as far south as what is now Brazil. The Taino, an Arawak subgroup, were the first native peoples encountered by Christopher Columbus on Hispaniola. The island Arawak decreased rapidly by Old World diseases to which they had no immunity. The Antillean Arawak, or Taino, were agriculturists. Their religious belief centered on a hierarchy of nature spirits and ancestors ,which played a great deal with the decision of a new chief.
The subsequent Treaty of Paris established Cuban independence, which was granted in 1902 after a three-year transition period. Fidel CASTRO led a rebel army to victory in 1959; his iron rule has held the regime together since then. Cuba's Communist revolution. HISTORY OF CUBA Cuba was originally inhabited by about 50,000 Ciboney and Taíno Amerindians who are related to the Arawak peoples; they were hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies. Christopher Columbus made the European discovery of Cuba in 1492 on his first voyage to the Americas.
Sometime in the early 16th century a letter was written to King Charles I of Spain. This had not been an ordinary letter; it was the letter that at the time defined, a declaration of achievement, a symbol of superiority, and a prize of expansion. The letter had addressed the King about, the successful expedition, the gullible settlers, and the wide array of land ready to be colonized. Hernán Cortés had written this important letter. Originally a poor Spaniard, Cortés was born in Medellin, Spain.
The Columbus’ voyage in 1492 convinced Spain that it could dominate the New World. The first Spanish explorers, such as Cortes and Balboa, were satisfied with their findings in Central America. However, Ponce de Leon, the governor of Puerto Rico, set his sights on expanding the new Spanish empire to northern America. He sailed to Florida, but was killed by natives in 1521. After several other failed Spanish attempts to colonize North America, Hernan de Soto finally arrived in 1539 with a
However the Missouri compromise was only a temporary solution. Gaining new territory from Mexico created new tensions. In 1846 a man named David Wilmot introduced the Wilmot proviso, which stated that slavery should not be allowed in any territory taken from Mexico. It was added as an amendment to bills but was never passed by Congress. Nevertheless the Wilmot Proviso alienated the
During this time, the United States was pursuing manifest destiny and had just acquired vast new territories from Mexico and now has its eyes set upon acquiring the island of Cuba. Because Spain had refused to sell Cuba to the United States previously, now, with the fading dependency Spanish Cuba had to Spain the United States responded with the Ostend Manifesto, as the declaration warning that if Spain refused to sell the island, “then, by every law, human and divine, we shall be justified in wrestling it from Spain if we possess the power.” Spanish Cuba began to start having revolutionary ideas of its own about independence that did not include becoming annexed by the United States. In reference to the Cuban Revolutionary Party’s delegate, Jose Marti’s Letter to the editor, New York Evening Post, on March 25th, 1889, “It is probable that no self-respecting Cuban would like to see his country annexed to a nation where the leaders of opinion share towards him the prejudices excusable only to vulgar jingoism or rampant
Independence from Institutions Norma Lomeli Mid-Term CLAS 170 Tues-Thurs 2-3:15PM October 30, 2012 In the mid 16th century for Spanish America the metropolis in the colonial period was Spain. Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1493, carried sugarcane from the Canary Islands to the New World. However the Spaniards were more concerned with finding gold than farming the sugarcane fields. Spanish colonizers began planting sugarcane seeds throughout the Caribbean colonies with no intent to cultivate; instead they used the island as protective harbors along shipping routes. Brazil continued to supply nearly all of Europe with sugar but when English colonies got