European impact on latin america

European impact on latin america

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  • I want to conquer new land for the Spanish crown, convert the natives to Catholicism, and gain gold and riches from the lands
  • Hi my name is Hernán Cortés and I am a Spanish conquistador.
  • I will not be paid off. 
  • I am Montezuma, the greatest Aztec emperor. Will you leave if I pay you enough?
  • Then I welcome you to my capital city of  Tenochtitlán
  • As a trap. heheheheh
  • This is a trap, I will take you captive so I won't be attacked.
  • AHHH. The Aztecs are attacking me and my forces have nearly been destroyed. I WASN'T EVEN THE ONE WHO KILLED YOUR EMPEROR!!!!!
  • Well that won't work because my people no longer respect me. I will be assailed by stones and arrows from my subjects and die form the wounds.
  • I am Pizarro, a Spanish conquistador.
  • I have seized Atahualpa and am holding him hostage for ransom.
  • Once I exact a huge amount of gold and silver from the ransom, I'm going to execute Atahualpa.
  • I am Atahualpa, the Inca emperor. I was just captured so it is likely that I will be the last Inca emperor.
  • I have acquired dominion over the far reaching properties of Mexico and am the governor of New Spain!
  • Tenochtitlán, the capital of the Aztec empire, will be razed and rebuilt as mexico
  • All of the communities that we conquered will pay us tribute. Also, we have adopted the mita system from the Inca's and will use it for labor purposes in the silver mines
  • Cusco, the capital of the Inca empire that we just conquered, is a bit too high up so we will make Lima the new capital.
  • You Indians should be grateful, us Spanish people have brought new technology, ideas, plants, and animals.
  • We've enlightened you to guns, iron tools, weapons, Christianity, Roman law, sugarcane, wheat, horses, and cattle.
  • You also brought the smallpox disease which killed a great number of us.
  • You're forcing 1/7 of our adult males from each district and requiring them to work in the silver mines. These mines are dangerous and many of us have died due to mercury poisoning.
  • Yes, but among all this change you've brought great hardship.
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