HIST214_Topic 3 Review

HIST214_Topic 3 Review - 1. Explain the background of the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1. Explain the background of the Europeans who colonized Latin America. Discuss their reasons for going to Latin America and their initial reaction when they arrived. I. Originally went for trade, wanted to find trade route to India w/o going through the MEditteranean, wanted something easier. a. Latin Americans not interested in trade. b. Wanted to take as slaves, but they died of disease II. Decided to colonize, which worked. Spanish Adelantados who were privately funded wanted royal titles, and to spread Christianity. Hernando Cortez landed and was mistaken to be a God. Talked to Montezuma who showed him gold, Cortez killed. Easy to colonize because they had guns & horses. Native Americans already used to being conquered. 2. Discuss class and ethnic divisions in Latin America during the colonial period . Pay attention to social , economic , and political positions of each group. I.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 10/17/2008 for the course HIST 214 taught by Professor Foroohar during the Fall '07 term at Cal Poly.

Page1 / 2

HIST214_Topic 3 Review - 1. Explain the background of the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online