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Hernán Cortés

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Hernán Time Geography Knowledge Beliefs Society Values Economy Cortés Cortés was born during 1485 in Medellin, Extremadura, he lived his childhood during great change as the Spanish conquered the Muslims and occurrence of the Spanish Inquisition Cortés was educated in Spain at the university of Salamanca, where he failed and gave up. The University of Salamanca is a Spanish institution situated just west of Mandrid. The Spanish Inquisition led to the exile of Jews and Muslims, and Cortés believed that the changes that were made improved upon the living of others. The reason that Spain had fallen into an economic crisis is because The Spanish Inquisition. This event led to the exile and execution of many Jews, and Muslims. These are the people that made up the educated middle class. This is what led to Spain’s economic downfall, and could have never recovered. As a citizen of Spain, it is probable that he was placed high up in the hierarchy. This fact is proved through this passage, “In 1504, the governor immediately gave him a large farm. “But I came to get gold,” said the disappointed Cortés, “not to till the land like a peasant.” Cortés was only interested in finding the gold, and he planned to do whatever to took to find it. Created by: Alex Yan 8C When Cortés arrived at the island of Hispaniola, he was asked to join an expedition to conquer Cuba. Using the Conquistadors’ Formula he was able to conquer Cuba with a position of second in command to Governor Velazquez. While on his stay in Cuba, he gained trust and wealth, and soon enough was able to gather troops, ships, and weapons to defeat and conquer again. He was also loyal to him mother country, Spain. Before departing, he sent many treasures and items of value back to Spain. This showed his loyalty, and trust that he had. The Seven Worldview Elements The Aztecs had prophesized that a strange man would arrive at their land on the year, One Reed to bring forth death and destruction. Cortés had arrived on the time and completed the prophecy. Before the conquering of the Aztec society, Cortés sailed to the "New World" at the age nine-teen. He arrived on the island of Hispaniola, but was later asked to help conquer Cuba. Utilizing the The Conquistadors’ Formula, they were able to take over Cuba with ease. Cortés’ was a well-trained sailor and soldier. As a strong Spanish Conquistador he knew a procedure that allowed them to take over other societies quickly. It was the Conquistadors’ Formula that allowed the Spanish to take over the Aztec Society. His interest for exploration started from the rumor that Christopher Columbus had found much gold and other precious cargo from the "New World" This started his pursuit for "Gold and Glory". The Conquistadors’ Formula A Spanish expedition would set out to confront the other society peacefully at first. But that will all change later. Once the Spanish expedition lands on the new region and meet the other culture peacefully to determine the leader. Later then, they will exchange gifts in attempt to take the leader as hostage. Threats will be made to keep his followers at bay. If conflict did erupt from the following events, the Spanish would try to lead the battle to open ground to gain the advantage through horses, weapons and armour. The leader of that expedition would then stay behind in the newly captured area and remain as the governor. His second in command will lead the next expedition to conquer, and all the steps will repeat. As a Spanish conquistador (conqueror), Cortés was strictly following Catholicism. Spain was a place that practiced monotheism, meaning that the praised only on god. Cortés also had a strong belief that he was going to find gold in the New World as Columbus had said. His desire for gold led him to Cuba, in search of this precious good. The economy of Spain was falling therefore it a necessity for explorations to be made to find more gold for the country. When Christopher Columbus travelled to the Americas, he proclaimed that he had struck gold, only for the monarch to fund more expedition. Cortés had to same motive as Columbus; to find gold and bring it back to Spain. Gold and Glory. Since gold at the time was very valuable, many people desired it for their own keeping. Cortés can be classified as this type of person. Since gold was so valuable, he was willing to trick, betray, and fight for it. It wasn't the only thing that Cortés wanted. Cortés was interested in conquering other cultures of people through knowledge that he had. Like many other explorers, he was pursuing Gold and Glory. Cortés was a man who led Spanish troops toward Aztec society. He is considered to be a fine explorer who was an ambitious and adventurous young man who displayed the many qualities of a great leader. Cortés was a man raised in Spain, but as we know from before, Spain did not have much farmland, therefore needed to import many items. Before entering the reaches of the Aztec empire, Cortés established a town, La Villa Rica de la Veracruz, on the coast of Mexico. He also established an independent government, changing his loyalty from Governor Velazquez to King Carlos I . Created by Alex Yan
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