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9-14-10 - What factors contributed to the Spanish success...

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9-14-10 What factors contributed to the Spanish success in Central Mexico? - Technology o Armor o Horses o Canons - Preexisting political Divisions in the Valley of Mexico o Tlaxcala – most probably thought that in the end, they would be the most powerful tribe with their allies. o Mexica - Religious Belief o Q god o Incas believed that all civilizations rise and fall o God was, white and did not believe in sacrifice - Biological o Epidemic Disease/ Columbian Exchange o Many ppl got sick, with diseases they cannot explain o Started popping up after the Spaniards fled from the city o Columbian exchange - Exchange of goods, ideas, and all sorts with the Old and New worlds, which changed both worlds Reconquista – 500 year war – conditioned the Spaniards to conquests - How did the reconquista affect Spanish colonialism in the Americas? o Religious Justification for Military Conquest o Military Culture Hidalgo class; primogeniture – minor elites/ minor nobles
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