Standard: 7.7.3 ||
The Conquest of the Americas
CortÚs Defeats Moctezuma
The Treasure of the Empire
Summary: Spain conquered the Aztec and Inca empires. These conquest brought great wealth to Spain but great loss to the Native Americans and their cultures.
Study Guide Questions
CP 544. How did the Spanish defeat the Aztecs and Incas?
CP 546. What happened to Aztec and Inca artwork made of gold?
CYP 546, 1a. How did the numbers of Spanish conquistadors compare with the armies of Aztecs and Incas?
CYP 546, 1b. How did the Spanish conquer those empires despite the difference in numbers?
CYP 546, 2a. How was Spain enriched by its colonies?
CYP 546, 2b. How were the riches carried to Spain?
CYP 546, 2c. How did Spanish rule affect native peoples?
|Homework: Read chapter 19, section 2, and choose one assignment;