How Did Cortes Change Mexico

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he practiced human sacrifice. This facilitated Cortés attack on Montezuma; Cortés had help from local natives that wanted to see Montezuma dead. Night of Tears June 30, 1520 Cortes lost a lot of Spanish and Native Indian men that night as a war broke out. Cortes was being insubordinate to Cuba governor and would not return to Cuba. This caused governor Velasquez to attack Cortes. Cortes left Lutenant Alvarez in charge while Cortes left Tenochtitlan, Alvarez made a big mistake by killing Montezuma that night. This stared the attack by Montezuma’s followers, killing a lot (number is not clear) Cortes men. Cortes and Alvarez manages to escape with thr riches.Montezuma was the last native ruler of Mexico. Economia was in place and Cortés took over …show more content…
In 1532, Pizarro led a small force of Spanish soldiers and conquered the mighty Inca Empire. Pizarro took advantage that the Inca Empire was going through a civil war, and dying of small pox took take over the Inca Empire. He then founded the Spanish colony of Peru, ruling former Inca territories. Pizarro acquired much territory for Spain. Pizarro was illiterate and illegitimate; coming to the Americas was how he made his fortune. For Pizarro fame and fortune would have been impossible in Spain. Pizarro along with fellow conquistador Vasco Nunez del Balboa are credited for the discovery of the Pacific ocean. Pizarro did not have a good relationship with fellow explores and was killed by followers of a rival conquistador in …show more content…
He was given an Encomienda, after seeing the injustice and harsh treatment to native Indians he decided to give up his encomienda and become a priest. He was one of the first to speak out about the injustice towards the Indians. He wrote: "I saw here cruelty on a scale no living being has ever seen or expects to see”. He pleaded with King Ferdinand to stop the encomienda of course without much accomplished because most Spaniards owned encomiendas. Casas had a hard time trying to bring Christianity (which was one of the main reasons of the conquest of America) to the native Indians and treat them so

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