Who did conquistadors conquer?
The conquistadors are best known for their subjugation of the Aztecs in Mexico (Cortes) and the Incas in Peru (Pizarro).
What are three things the spanish conquistadors brought with them to the Americas to conquer Native America?
The Spanish conquistadors were able to conquer the Native populations as a result of what advantages?
They were much stronger. The Aztecs, at first, thought the arriving Spaniards were "people of Heaven". However, after the Spanish leader Cortes murdered their king and started looting all the wealth, primarily gold. Despite the Aztec's sophisticated society, they were no match for the conquistadors. Along with the Spanish conquistadors "conquerors" came missionaries, in an attempt to convert the Aztecs. Not long after the the Spanish arrived, the Aztec population was reduced to 10%. Simply…
What is the name of the spanish explorers who claimed land in the Caribbean and central and south America for Spain?
Spain wanted gold, silver, and other riches from the new world. The Spanish method of colonization was to conquer. Spain sent conquistadors, or spanish soldiers, to conquer land in the new world. The spanish conquered land in South America from the Peruvians and Incans and imposed Christianity on the conquered people.