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Transcript of Hernan Cortes
Hernan Cortes completely destroyed the Aztec civilization, which made a huge difference to the Aztecs, although it was not a positive difference. Cortes also founded New Spain, which is now known as Mexico, and founded the city of Mexico in what was Tenochtitlan, the capital city of the Aztec empire. He also brought European plants, animals, and culture to the area, as well as Christianity.
Hernan Cortes's Birth and Death
Cortes was a surprisingly sickly child whose father was a retired captain from the Spanish infantry. He studied law at the University of Salamanca for to years, but was interested by the stories he heard of the new world. Cortes left on a ship for Santo Domingo in 1504.
Hernan Cortes' Ideals
One of Cortes' values was was Christianity. This was evident in the fact that he urged the natives to convert. Another of his ideals was bettering Spain. He did so by bringing many European animals, plants, and cultural aspects over to New Spain. He also defended himself for two years after losing the position of governor of New Spain.
Cortes' Role Models
Hernan Cortes's main support system was the though of bringing glory to the country of Spain.
Cortes was probably most famous for vanquishing the entire Aztec civilization and founding present-day Mexico.
Hernan Cortes was born circa 1485 in Medellin, Spain. He died on December 2, 1547 of natural causes.
By Lorenzo Wesley
and Hernando Smeader
How did he achieve his goal?
Hernan Cortes achieved his goals of spreading Spanish influence and Christianity by slaughtering thousands of innocent people and creating a new country of Spanish control called New Spain, which is now known as Mexico. Cortes spread Christianity by converting many of the surviving natives to Christianity.
CONQUEROR OF AZTECS
FOUNDER OF MEXICO