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colonies
lands that are controlled by another country
Christopher Columbus
- traveled in 1492 to find new ways to get to India instead of around Africa
- first went as explorer, then as empire builder
explorer
someone that goes on adventures to find new lands or frontiers
who's crew first sailed around the world?
Ferdinand Magellan's; only 1 ship and 18 people survived the voyage
Hernando Cortes
a Spanish explorer who found Mexico in 1519; he marched inland on the American continent
conquistadors
Spanish conquerors who took over lands in search of gold and silver
How did the Spanish beat the Aztecs in 1521?
1. better weapons;
2. helped by other tribes;
3. disease weakened the local tribes.
Francisco Pizarro
a conquistador who marched a small force into South America