Spanish Conquistadors

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Famous Conquistadors

  • Cortez lands in Mexico in 1519
  • A conquistador is someone who conquers other lands for god, gold, and glory
  • Cortez conquered the Aztecs
  • Pizarro leads force into Peru into 1532
  • Pizarro to conquered the inca
  • Magellan and his crew is first to circumnavigate the globe
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What helped the conquistadors

The diseases and their guns helped conquistadors the most. The Indians were not immune to any European diseases so they died very easily and fast. Also the Europeans technology in weapons was far more advanced than the Indians