Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
Ferdinand and Isabella
This was the king and queen of Spain who took over the Catholic Spain and started the Spanish Inquisition
Bartolome de las Casas
Spanish missionary (priest) who was an "upstander" for the Tainos. Published several books on the mistreatment of the Indians.
The three Gs
Motives for European Expansion. The desire for adventure. Gold, Glory, and God.
The Columbian Exchange
enormous widespread exchange of plants, animals, food, human population, diseases and ideas; one of the most significant events in the history of world ecology, agriculture and culture between America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
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
Explored Florida looking for the Fountain of Youth
Spanish explorer who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
the explorer who traveled across America's southwest in search of the fabled "seven cities of gold"