European Impact on Latin America
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The Spanish arrived in Mexico in 1519 and in Peru in 1532.
I am Hernan Cortes. Let's conquer lands, find resources, and expand our empire!
This area of Mexico has lots of resources and will be great for Spain!
The Spanish captured Montezuma and this led to the end of the Aztec empire.
I am Francisco Pizarro. This area of South America has mountains and lot's of great resources too!
The Spanish brought diseases that the Inca could not fight. Our population has been devastated! They also captured our leader Atahualpa.
The interactions between the Spanish and Mesoamericans made the Spanish prosper, but devastated the Mesoamericans.