He learned that the leader of the Incan’s was called Atahualpa, and logically he was the main person to go after. So his plan was to invite Atahualpa and negotiate money, but while they talked they would assault and kidnap him leading to war, but without someone coordinating the Incan’s battle, they would mindlessly run into the Spaniards guns. And the plan worked! The Incan empire was defeated and Spain took over
The English would trick the Indians to sell their land for less and if the king would not then the English man would create a new Indian king that would sell the land. The English horses would roam onto the Indian land spoiling their land. The English sold alcohol to the Indians and then the drunken Indians would plunder the English cattle and no one could stop them. Easton believed that the grievances were
After this war, Spain assured improvements, but the nationalists did not believe they would cooperate. In 1895 when another rebellion led by Cuban nationalists took action, the Spaniards sent about 200,000 soldiers to Cuba. The Cubans reacted by damaging any property that belonged to Spain such as the sugar mills and fields hoping this would make the Spaniards retrieve their land or so the U.S can intervene in this disaster. A year later, Spain sent General Weyler to put down those nationalists in Cuba. He decided to build concentration camps and
1. Fernando Cortes was a Spanish conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire. In his First Letter to King Charles I of Spain dating to July 10, 1519, Fernando Cortes provided a detailed account of his activities in Mexico. He described the country as rich in resources and its native people as savage barbarians who sacrifice their own persons for their idols. Cortes wrote that in the short time they explored the lands, the expedition has discovered that everything that King Solomon brought for the Temple existed in this country.
attacks and revolts broke out b. Moctezuma was killed (by whom?) c. the Spanish were forced to flee 4. when the Spanish returned: (explain) 5. Cortes conquered the Aztecs and became one of the richest men in the world J. The Spanish continued colonizing North America, establishing many cities that are still round today K. Balboa’s discovery of the Pacific (from America) triggered a rush of non-Spanish speaking explorers looking for the Northwest Passage 1. importance of finding the Northwest Passage: (explain) 2. while Spain was establishing colonies in southern North America, England and France were exploring the northern parts (current day United States and Canada) L. England will ultimately challenge Spain for the “rights to the sea” 1. Sir Francis Drake was an English “sea dog” (pirate) who raided Spanish ships returning with valuables 2.
The Cry of Dolores marked the beginning of the long and bloody Mexican War of Independence, which would not conclude until 1821. Millions were killed or displaced in this long conflict. During his trial, Hidalgo seemed to understand what he had wrought and recanted his actions, perhaps foreseeing the bloodbath to come. The Cry of Dolores was the spark that ignited the tinderbox of long pent-up resentment of the Spanish in Mexico. Taxes had been raised to pay for fiascoes like the disastrous (for Spain) 1805 Battle of Trafalgar and in 1808 Napoleon invaded Spain, deposed the king and placed his brother Joseph Bonaparte on the throne.
This was a major tragedy for both, the Aztecs and Incas, because they botch declined and were quickly conquers by someone else. Both empires were conquered by the Europeans. The Aztec attack was done by Hernan Cortes, and the Incas was Francisco Pizzaro. Both Europeans brought over armies with advances weapons taking over the civilizations. There was nothing that the Aztecs nor the Incas could do, but just give up.
Chapter 1 Chapter 1, entitled Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress depicts the Europeans’ initial encounter with the Arawak Indians of the West Indies . The Arawaks greeted Columbus and his crew with hospitality, but little did they know they would soon be taken advantage of and have their culture virtually destroyed. Columbus’s journal entries about this first meeting indicate his feelings of superiority to the Arawaks, which led to enslavement, murder, and rape. The Arawaks were forced to work in gold mines and were killed at the will of the Europeans. Millions of natives were killed in slavery, war, and, mining.
After this feat Caesar went back to Rome. When Caesar was a young man, he went to the island of Rhodes to learn oratory. While on his way to the island, he was captured by pirates and the pirates demanded a ransom of gold in order for Caesar to live. “When messengers were sent for the money, Caesar promised himself that he would hang his captors someday. When he was released he collected a naval force then found the pirates, and killed them(Bruns 23-34).” This ordeal shows that Caesar had a lot of influence for a private citizen holding no power in a political office.
Mystery of Mayan Civilization Fawn Barrette Professor Ewing Humanities 111 25 April 2012 Abstract What happened to the Maya civilization? It seems that around 800AD the Maya population had reached an all time high, but in 900AD the population crashed. (Scott, 2004) The people seemed to have simply disappeared and many theories evolved to try to explain this. Some of the theories are: earthquakes, climatic changes, epidemic diseases, social decay and deforestation and drought, but of course the Mayan people did not totally disappear and there are some Mayan descendants still living around the area and most of these theories have been disputed. The first theory is that widespread disease could have caused some rapid depopulation through the spread of infection itself and indirectly as an inhibition to recover over the long run.