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Ch 32 pt 2. Spain Christopher Columbus – Sails west to go east – Very risky – Become power stronger than Portugal and spread Christianity – Oct 12 th.

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2 Spain Christopher Columbus – Sails west to go east – Very risky – Become power stronger than Portugal and spread Christianity – Oct 12 th 1492—land – Columbus explores land w/ native Taino – Call people Indians – Called West Indies – Dies in 1506 saying he went to India

3 Magellan Thought land mass between Europe and Asia Try finding Strait to Asia Sail through Strait of Magellan 3 months to Asia – Thirst disease and death Magellan dies in war between native chiefs 1 ship returns w/ 18 men –5 ships 250 men 1 st to circumnavigate the globe

4 Impact Find new world Spain is wealthy Precious mineral and sugar Forced to convert to Christianity 1 or 2 million Tanos---50 years 500

5 Spanish Exploration and Conquest Conquistadores Established settlements and seize wealth

6 Cortes—Aztecs—Mexico Reach capital of Tenochtitlan Montezuma –ruler Cortes takes Montezuma hostage Leaves to deal w/ other Spanish Group attacks Aztecs during religious ceremony Aztecs fight back

7 Cortes (con’t) Spanish counter attack Get local Indians to help Aztecs run out of supplies and empire falls

8 Factors in Defeat Aztec legend told of a white skinned god— Quetzalcoatl Make allies w/ Native Aztec enemies Spanish horse, armor and weapons Carried disease—epidemics amongst Aztecs

9 Pissarro Permission to Conquer Incas Capture Alatuahlpa—king Pay Ransom and kill him Empire falls

10 Impact Wealth from New World makes Spain wealthy Inflation in Europe Wasteful spending by Europeans Didn’t invest in country or industry million in Mexico 1605—1 million

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