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social studies: cortez
:) oh yeah!
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Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
governor of Cuba
a man sent to kill cortez but was killed by cortez's bro in-law
created missions throughout Africa to convert the Mexicans to christianity,
but it did not work. (failed)
thought that cortez and his men were gods (cortez was considered to be the lightning god)
the aztecs believed that this was a signal delivered to them by the gods and it was meant to signify where they would build their capital
light colored Europeans
legend says that these people great treasure. In reality they were Europeans who were shipwrecked when Cortez men found them in the forest
Cortez learned the native language and had two choices to go forward..
1. go through the forest and look for treasure with his army.
2. Go back to Cuba and be tried for murder.
the Techolan people. It is now modern day Mexico
What happened in the vision
1 the Island - on the island was a lake ---- an eagle swooped down on the lake and in its leg was a snake. This was the sign to build the capital
on the gulf of mexico in 1519
villa de la vera cruz ( village of the true cross)
fort san juan
maze of moats, ramparts, drawbridges
disease killed the indians slaves that were brought in to do work
aztec capital largest city or thw worl od the time - same as Mexico City
Cuba, Veracruz, Tiaxcala, Puebla, to Mexico City
He traveled with
11 ships from Cuba to the Yucatan Peninsula looking for gold and treasure
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