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Spanish Explorers

The Spanish Empire in the Americans

#1 Who was Ferdinand Magellan? A Portuguese explorer who was funded by the king of Spain to explore the newly discovered Pacific Ocean. This voyage took place in 1519.
#2 Who was Christopher Columbus? An Italian explorer funded by Spain, who went searching for an alternate trade route Asia in 1492 and accidentally ran into an island in the Caribbean never reaching Asia, entitling it "the new world."
#3 What is a colony? A land controlled by another nation.
#4 Who is Hernando Cortes? A Spainish explorer that landed on the shores of Mexico, he was looking to claim new land for Spain.
#5 What is a conquistador? The Spanish soldiers, explorers, and fortune hunters who took part in the conquest of the Americas in the 16th century.
#6 Who was Francisco Pizarro? A conquistador that marched a small force into south america and conquered the Incan empire in 1532
#7 Who was Atahualpa? An Incan ruler who met Francisco Pizarro near the city of Cajamarca, he was kidnapped and offered to pay a ransom for his release, after the Spainish payed for his release he was killed.
#8 Who is a mestizo? A person of mixed Spanish and Native American ancestry.
#9 What is a encomienda? A grant of land made by Spain to a settler in the Americas, including the right to use Native Americans as laborers on it.
Created by: evandfsow