WH2 ch.24 - Chapter 24:New Worlds- The Americas and Oceania...

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Chapter 24:New Worlds- The Americas and Oceania Encomienda o an institution that recruited laborers it gave the Spanish encomenderos “settlers” the right to compel the Taino to work in their fields in return for labor, encomenderos assumed responsibility to look after their workers’ health and welfare and to encourage the conversion to Christianity encomenderos worked their charges hard and punished them severely when they didn’t deliver the right amount or worked hard. launched raiding parties to kidnap and enslave Tainos Conquistadores o Spanish “conquerors” o led by Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro took down the Aztec empire (1519-1521) and then the Inca empire (1532/33) Hernan Cortes o 1519- led a band of soldiers to Mexico to the Aztec capital and took down the empire by building a fleet of ships Francisco Pizzaro o led the Spanish expedition from central America to Peru. (1530) o 1533- took the Inca capital at Cuzco under pretense of holding a conference, they called the ruling elites together and
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WH2 ch.24 - Chapter 24:New Worlds- The Americas and Oceania...

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