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History of LA

History of Latin America

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Montezuma ll The last emperor of the Aztecs. At first, he thought Cortes was the god Quetzalcoatl.
Hernando Cortes The conquistador that conquered the Aztecs with guns, horses, and diseases.
Francisco Pizarro The conquistador that conquered the Incas with guns, horses, and diseases.
Colombian Exchange The exchange of plants, animals, people, and diseases between the old and new world.
Triangular Trade The trade rote between Europe, Asia, and the Americas where raw materials, manufactured goods and slaves were trades between the tree regions.
Atahualpa The last emperor of the Incas that tried to buy his freedom with a roomful of gold.
Miguel Hidalgo A Criollo priest from Dolores that began Mexico's independence. He famously rang the church bells (Cry of Dolores) to call for revolution.
Toussaint L'Ouverture A former slave that began Haiti's fight for independence during the night of fire. Haiti was the first Latin American country to gains it freedom from Eeropean powers.
Simon Bolivard Was called the liberator of Latin America.He was a wealthy landowner.He lead Venezuela,Colombia,Ecuador and Panama to freedom.He tried to unite the countries into one country called Gran Colombia.He was the first president,but the country was unsuccessful
Bay of Pigs Invasion An invasion by Cuban exiles supplied with US weapons to attack Cuba. Many were captured and their families were forced to pay huge ransoms to the Cuban government.
Zapatistas A terrorist organization located in Chiapas, Mexico. Chiapas
Cuban Revolution The conflict that was led by Fidel Castro against General Batista. It resulted in Cuba becoming a communist nation.
Cuban Missile Crisis The time period when the Soviet Union negotiated with Cuba to place missiles on the island. The US placed a blockade on Cuba. This eventually, led to the removal of the missiles.
Conquestodor A Spanish solder-conqueror.
Created by: Dewdool123