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By: Olivia  Hernan Cortes was a Spanish nobleman and lived in Cuba. He decided to sail to Mexico in search of wealth and adventure. He also was eager.

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3  Hernan Cortes was a Spanish nobleman and lived in Cuba. He decided to sail to Mexico in search of wealth and adventure. He also was eager to take control of the Aztec tribe.

4  Hernan Cortes’s motive was to find riches. This happened, but with all the gold his soldiers were carrying through the water some of them drowned.

5  Hernan’s dates of exploration was He only sailed for two years because he claimed the Aztecs land for Spain after he defeated them. Hernan had took the Emperor Prisoner a little before he claimed land

6  Hernan’s claim to fame was that he killed the Aztec tribe. Some of them already were killed by small pox a contagious disease. He decided to attack the rest of the tribe so he did.

7   He killed the whole Aztec tribe  Only sailed for two years  Captured the Emperor Prisoner when he got to the Aztec island  Some soldiers drowned from all the gold they were carrying in the sea.  He was a nobleman  He carried the disease small pox to the Aztec Interesting Facts

8  Bower, Bert. America’s Past. Palo Alto, CA: Teachers’ Curriculum Institute,2010 pg.62 Bibliography


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