Cortes Invades Mexico


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Storyboard the journey of Hernan Cortes

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  • Cortes Leaves Spain
  • Cortes left Spain in 1504 to become a colonist on the island of Hispaniola. After several years he moves to the island of Cuba.
  • While living in Cuba, Cortes impressed the governor of the colony. Eventually, Cortes was asked to lead an expedition to Mexico in 1518.
  • Cortes arrives in Mexico
  • By 1521, Cortes had conquered the native population of Mexico. He even survived a mutiny of his own men. The harsh treatment of native groups forever changed life in Mexico.
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