spanish conquest of the americas

spanish conquest of the americas

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  • 1518
  • The king has put his trust in me, I must ful fill my duty.
  • As king of spain I declare that Hernan Cortés will comand the expedition to the americas. 
  • 1519
  • king, powerfull
  • later in 1519
  • hernan cortes was chossen to camand a voyage to the americas to conqure and colonise the americas. He was also intent on finding a straight throught mesoamerica that would lead them to aisa.
  • even later in 1519
  • sir men on mountans from afar have arived on the coast, they may be gods
  • the fleet arived in 1519 and heard tales of a powerfull king and empire (Aztecs). The Aztecs heard about the spanish as they arived on their "mountains" and thought they were gods.
  • far later in1519
  • the spanish reated an allience with an enemy of the Aztecs, the tonac, with the plan of destroying the Aztecs.
  • much, much later in 1519
  • Is he trying to bribe us, let us make a mokery of them and send glass ornaments, braclets and a cap.
  • moctozuma hears of the spanish and sends gifts to show his power and atempt to stop them coming
  • ok, make gifts of gold animals heads with presiuos stone in their eyes, two big disks of gold and silver with inscritions on them and a mesage to discorage them from coming
  • certainly sir
  • the gifts are on their way
  • please do not come to me gods from afar
  • hernan recives the gifts thinking they are a bribe and replies by sending moking gifts
  • please do not come gods from afar
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