Parker Wade's Social Studies Project
Sailing to Different Nations and Being Financed
Circumstances of Hernan' Cortes's Death
Voyage Achievements and Historical Significance
The Explorer that Influenced me the Most
Hernan' Cortes was the explorer who would have influenced me the most from Europe to go on the voyages he went on. Which include, the New World, the Americas and Cuba. I was inspired by his ability to persevere through different battles he fought in and the positive mindset he kept through them. One of the articles I read stated, "He showed an uncanny ability to lead his men through dark times" (www.aztec-history.com). Which just shows how amazing he would have been if he was living in our era.
Another piece of evidence from Hernan's life time that caught my attention was, " ...known for his bravery, ambition, thirst for gold, brutality, and extraordinary leadership" (www.thehistoryjunkie.com). This man was simply fearless. When he saw danger he was motivated and prepared unlike other leaders who would have taken the easy path by retreating from a threat. These skills led him to defeating the Aztec Empire. Which in all honesty is not a very simple thing to accomplish. This Spanish Conquistador had a very risky and dangerous lifestyle but it paid off.