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Social Studies
Explorers and Discovers

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1. Spanish Conquistadors were some of the first men to travel to the new world.2. Many of the Conquistadors were from the same area. Pizarro, Cortes and de Sota all were from Extremadura, Spain.3. Many natives died beacuse of diseases brought by the Conquistadors and the typhus, measles, and influenza had killed over 90% of the Natives.

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The Spanish began to explore in search of wealth, land, and power. Many explorers explored not only to gain wealth but to also gain fame. Others wanted to get away from the King and Queen and the religious prosecution. Spain, like France and the English, also wanted to gain foothold in the New Land. (In some cases this would also earn them power.)


When the Spanish arrived they drove the French out to use the land for their own recources. Though, they were not prepared at all. Their main supply ship was lost, did not know how to handle the climate, and the enviroment. Sickness was also an issue. Many died of Malaria. After indian tribes attacking their attempts to colonys and a slave rebellion, they eventually called it quits and were driven out by the English.

Next we have Francisco Pizarro who founded the city of Lima and conquered the Inca empire. Like Cortes he, too, was a conquistador.Last person we have is Hernan de Soto who discovered the Mississippi River. All of these were great explorers, for Spain.


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First we have Christopher Columbus who led the first expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. After a while of convincing he was finally allowed the oppurtunity to go on with the expedition. Originally he was looking for a quick route to Asia, but instead he found America. Another is Hernando Cortes who conquered the Aztec Empire. He was also a conqistador and an explorer. He eventually died in Spain in 1485.



Spanish routes to the New World.

Hicks, Timothy E. The South Carolina Journey. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Education, 2013. Print.


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