Early Conquest

Student Outline

I. Conquistadors and the Fall of Empires:

· MesoamericaFall of the Aztecs

· Hernan Cortes

· Malinali

· Moctezuma

· South America: Fall of the Incas

· Francisco Pizarro

· North America:

· Hernando de Soto: Southeast America (Florida)

· Francisco Vasquez de Coronado: Southwest America (Colorado River; Grand Canyon)

II. Spanish Treatment of Indians/Colonies:

· Established Colonies

· White Man’s Burden

· Amalgamation