In the text "Letter to Luis de Santangel", Columbus writes about his crowning achievement, the discovery of new world. I believe that this text helps convey a specific definition of America. Columbus portrayed America as being nothing short of paradise, an unimaginable land that offered great things. Columbus' "Letter to Luis de Santangel" was written during an exciting time in history, which is why the text reads as though one can feel the anxiety and exhilaration of the writer. Columbus wrote to Luis de Santangel, who was an early supporter for Columbus' voyages, because he knew that de Santangel would appreciate the descriptions he had to offer.
European expansion was unprecedented due to the level of navigation skills, military enterprise, and resolution to gain new lands and wealth while preaching the word of the Lord. Conquistadors used all those as a backdrop but their intentions varied slightly. Cortes sought to expand the Spanish empire but he also longed for prosperity although his situation looked bleak. Fortunately for him, he encountered allies almost immediately after he arrived. First th... ... middle of paper ... ...ish the defiance but the Spanish with newly acquired allies defeated the advancing army” (Castillo).
The Native Americans were full of malice, as according to Spanish History, yet they respected Hernan Cortes. Some of them thought that Hernan Cortes was their god, Quezacoatl, reincarnated to lead them the way. At first, the Moctezuma, the Aztec's leader, sent rich gifts to Cortes. The sight of such wealth only made Cortes and his men march faster to the capital. It's just like following a trail of pieces of candy.
The War of 1812 began for many reasons. The war began because the British was impressing American sailors, or independence, and the American expansionism. The war of 1812 and the Mexican war was justified.in 1812 Britian created blockades, impressing sailors, and cutting American trade. Before the American-Mexican War, the Spanish first colonized the states that made up the southwest of America as well as Texas. During the years of Spanish empire, the Spanish allowed for some Americans to settle in Texas as well.
He showed his bravery and conquered the Aztec Empire. Through his cleverness and wits, he joined native and Spanish culture together. Cortez has helped to establish the Mexican culture that lives today. He was one of the most courageous leaders from Spain. In his honor, a memorial stands of Cortez in Medellin, Spain.
Although this couple's greatest achievement was their funding towards Christopher Columbus who ultimately found the New World. Through this, and their "claim" of it, Spain grew prostperous through the collection and mineing of silver and gold. This also lead to colonization and tr... ... middle of paper ... ...tect his right to the throne. Ultimately, he stabilized the nation by settling the civil wars, the Wars of Roses, by marrying the apposing York family, to unite the two feuding families, the Yorks and the Lancasters. All together, King Henry VII is a new monarch for displaying all of the required traits.
Two different aspects of the discovery of the Indies and Hispaniola were seen. The first aspect was from the viewpoint of Christopher Columbus. In 1493, Columbus wrote a letter to Luis De Sant Angel announcing his discoveries in the Indies. The letter was also being sent to the king and queen of Spain. The letter was written in a very deceitful manner to make it so the king and queen would continue to fund Columbus and his expedition as long as he continued making achievements for Spain.
Cortés Cortés, Hernán or Cortez, Hernando (1485-1547), Spanish explorer and conqueror of the Aztec Empire of Mexico. Cortés was born in Medellín, Extremadura. He studied law at the University of Salamanca, but cut short his university career in 1501 and decided to try his fortune in the New World. He sailed for Santo Domingo in the spring of 1504. In 1511 he joined the Spanish soldier and administrator Diego Velázquez in the conquest of Cuba, and subsequently became alcalde (mayor) of Santiago de Cuba.
England and Spain had been enjoying a peaceful relationship throughout the early 15th century. However, the relations turned sour after the Spanish backstabbed an English fleet, led by a British sailor named Francis Drake at the Spanish port of San Juan de Ulua in 1568. Drake, privately encouraged by Queen Elizabeth of England, began pirating the Spanish riches for England from the Caribbean and all along the Spanish held coasts of Latin America. King Philip of Spain, already disgusted by the religious practices of England’s royalty, began scheming for a plan to invade Britain. He sent 130 large vessels, meant to carry soldiers, to the English Channel.
That was a key factor in why Spain finally accepted Columbus's offer. Columbus made it possible for for Spain to colonize the new territory. This made it possible for spain to draw wealth and power for the new lands. A nation's power depends on how far their influence reaches.They also started harvesting sugar, mining silver and other crops.The new mass production of crop causes a mass increase in spain’s economy. Although this was commonly thought to be a good thing, the spanish inflation let to many problems that ended up hurting spain in the long run.Spain needed a sailor and navigator to accomplish the task of discovering a new land,however columbus actually only explored the vast lands he considered to be India.Spain's riches really came from south