Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
Ferdinand and Isabella
The king and queen of Spain who gave Columbus the funds that he needed to find a route to Asia.
Bartolome de las Casas
Spanish missionary and historian; he sought to protect Native Americans form Spanish mistreatment by replacing them as laborers with imported African slaves.
The three G's
God, Glory, Gold- Motivations for europeans taking colonies
The exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and technologies between the Americas and the rest of the world following Columbus's voyages.
spanish soldiers and explorers who led military expeditions in the Americas and captured land for Spain
Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
Ponce de Leon
sailed and discovered Florida and claimed it for Spain.
For Spain. led a small army in an invasion of the Inca Empire. He conquered the Inca and gained huge amounts of gold and silver for himself and Spain.
Discovered the Grand Canyon in search of the fabled Cities of Gold