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Conquest 1513 – Juan Ponce de Leon explores Florida Vasco Nunez de Balboa Crossed Panama-Pacific Ocean Conquistadors Hernan Cortes (often studied alongside Pizarro) o Conquered Cuba (1506) o 1519 – defeat Mayans with only… o 600 men; conquered an entire empire with such a small amount; a single army might be 20,000- 30,000 men o Mariana (Malinche) – interpreter who played an important role in building alliances between Mayans & Spanish; crucial in their victory Conquer Aztec Empire Moctezuma – essentially gives up his throne to Cortes “Guns, Germs, & Steel” – famous book; explains that essentially the Europeans got lucky in their defeat of Native Americans; Europeans were lucky because they had a lot of iron (were able to manipulate iron earlier); they had a nice climate for better crops; they became immune to certain diseases; basically, they were in the right place at the right time Exploit Internal rebellion (alliances) Mesoamerica
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course HISTORY AMH2010 taught by Professor Rowan during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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