And that tactic is called the element of surprise. On his final expedition to Peru, his main objective was to conquer the Incan Empire which had a little over thirty-thousand warriors. Of course Pizarro was aiming high but at the same time, he was so confident that the upcoming battle would be a breeze, that he only brought with him two-hundred men and about sixty horses. So he was outnumbered, out supplied, and not savvy with the landscape of Peru. So again I ask the question a little bit differently.
The Battle of the Alamo took place between February 23 and March 6, 1836. The battle consisted of a thirteen day siege proceeding an all out attack from the Alamo Mission near what is now San Antonio, Texas. The battle left an estimated 300 of the Mexican forces killed or wounded and just two of the Republic of Texas surviving. I believe that this battle really helped to cement the idea of secession into the minds of the Texians and pushed them to revolt. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the president of Mexico at the time, started to move the governmental system of Mexico towards a dictatorship.
The french army were marching on toward Mexico City, when they had encountered a strong resistance near Puebla at the Mexican forts of Loreto and Guadalupe. Lead by Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin, a smaller, poorly armed military with an estimated of about 4,500 men who were able to stop and defeat a outfitted French army of 6,500 soldiers, which had stopped the invasion of the country. The victory was a glorious moment for Mexican patriots, which at the time had helped to develop a needed sense of national unity, and is the cause for the historical date's celebration known as Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo honors the bravery and victory of General Zaragoza's smaller, outnumbered military at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. For the
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.
What Columbus actually wanted was the lands, gold, silver since he was promised 10%of the profits and the title “admiral of the sea” for bringing back gold, spices. When he saw some Arawak with gold earrings, he was forced to imprison them and lead him to the gold. No gold was found but because of his absurd and exaggerated report his 2nd expedition was given more ships and men to get the gold and slaves hence the great slave raid of 1945.after this Arawaks fought back with little success and the mass suicides began to save themselves from the Spaniards.
It is a description of great conquistador, Cortez, written by Bernal Diaz in 1516. This document again displays attitudes of indifference toward the Native American population, as Cortez promises gold, silver, and Indian slaves to anyone who accompanies him in conquering the new lands. Only briefly is religion mentioned in the document. This shows that the conquistadors valued wealth more than spreading the word of God. In other words, Spanish motives for monetary gain resulted in cruel and poor attitude towards Indians.
How did so few Spanish manage to conquer such huge territories and the population taking up those lands? And why? The article “Columbus and the War on Indigenous People” written by Michael Stevenson describes the potential arguments that Europeans used to justify their conquest of the Americas. The colonizing process lead to entering and destroying the indigenous people's territories, and developed methods of disciplinary control over their lives, while coming up with various techniques for taking their land. Men and women were willing to leave the Old World and experience the New World, taking a
The Spanish forced Native Americans to convert to Christianity. Although the population of Spanish conquistadors (conquerors) only numbered in the hundreds compared to Native Americans who were in the millions, the Spanish had greater advantages, bringing guns, horses, and disease. The quality of European guns and cannons were superior to the arrows and spears of Native Americans. Horses frightened natives in the Americas who have never seen one before. Native Americans had no immunity to the diseases that the Europeans unconsciously carried which wiped out whole villages and resulted in the 90 percent population decline in the 1500s (Ellis
KeTyra Saunders American History March 24,2015 Midterm Essay Spanish- American War During the late 19th century America was expanding from Urbanization to an Industrializing Age. Before America focused on the farm life and people of small business to help them survive but thanks to the industry pioneers that help shoe the industrial Era its all about big businesses taking over which led to a lot of problems in America. The peak of yellow journalism, in terms of both intensity and influence, came in early 1898, when a U.S. battleship, the Maine, sunk in Havana harbor. The naval vessel had been sent there not long before in a display of U.S. power and, in conjunction with the planned visit of a Spanish ship to New York, an effort to defuse growing tensions between the United States and Spain (Bob Erkinson). On the night of February 15, an explosion tore through the ship’s hull, and the Maine went down.
Thousands of workers worked on building the temples in this settlement. Kaminaljuyú developed trade routes all the way to central Mexico, increasing its importance to other settlements and increasing its own economic strength. Kaminaljuyú did not maintain its influence when the city of Teotihuacan rose. Teotihuacan, also known as the city of the gods, dominated Kaminaljuyú politically and economically severely reducing Kaminaljuyú’s influence on the Maya. Teotihuacan will be the trading, cultural, and religious center of Mesoamerica for several centuries.