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hernando cortez

was eager to win riches and glory


the aztec emperor who ruled over much of mexico

francisco pizaro

bold conquistador, set his sights on the incan empire

juan ponce de leon

traveled through parts of florida in 1503 looking for the fountain of youth

bartolome de las casas

harsh condishions led him to seek reform


conquerors who marched into the americas in the 1500s


towns,were centers of farming and trade


forts where soldiers lived


religious settlements run by catholic priests and friars


person from spain who held a positon of power in a spanish colony


people born in the americas to spanish parents


people mixed of spanish and indian


land grants that included the right to demand labor or taxes from native americans


large estate farmed by many workers

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