The goals of the spanish conquistadors
In which john green explores how spain went from being a middling european power to one of the most powerful empires on earth, thanks to their plunder of the new world in the 16th and 17th centuries. Spanish adventurers marched into new lands almost on the heels of the explorers one motive was to christianize the natives like farmwork compelling was the drive for material gain as spaniards extended rule they sought for themselves rewards of land and riches. The spanish conquest of america in the 15th century christopher columbus began the conquest of america and was the first european to arrive to the americas in.
While their original goal to obtain large amounts of gold was largely a failure, the exploration of the conquistadors set the spanish up to claim large areas of the americas before any other european nation, including a signiﬁcant portion of the present day united states. The spanish conquest of the aztecs in 1521, led by hernando cortes, was a landmark victory for the european settlers jan 7, 1532 francisco pizarro francisco pizarro is the spanish conquistador known for conquering peru's inca empire and founding the city of lima in 1535 feb 25, 1608. Latin america and the conquistadors a primary goal for these overseas expeditions was to convert people peoples of latin america grew to fear and loathe the spanish conquistadors, and the word “conquistador,” or conqueror, continues to have a lasting stigma to this day.
In the words of one member of cortés' band of conquistadors, the spanish came to the new world to serve god, and to get rich as all men want to do whether or not bernal diaz del castillo got rich is one thing—serving god was quite another spain after 1492 was a catholic country seriously. The main goals of the spanish explorers were to establish afoothold in the new world in addition to acquiring new lands, theexplorers set out to expand their empire. It seems the god-myth originated with the mexica decades after the conquest, trying to make sense of the disaster which had befallen them the florentine codex, written in the 1550s, is a native account of the spanish conquest and the earliest extant example of the deification of the spanish. To the conquistadors, conquest was a thing of the modern era to them, conquest was beneficial to the people who were conquered, because it was a step towards modern civilization pumarejo 5 one aspect of how the spanish conquistadors saw their conquest. The spanish explorers were in search of mineral wealth, looking for el dorado (the city of gold) and they aspired to spread christianity france also wanted to spread christianity and find a new.
The spanish explorers took a more forceful method of gaining land the spanish conquistadors made this apparent by killing thousands of natives in order to take gold, silver, and other resources while claiming their land in the name of spain. Conquistadors are soldier/explorers who sailed for personal profit under the banner of the spanish crown, but they also considered themselves to basically be crusaders conquistadors always had. The spanish conquest of mexico is generally understood to be the spanish conquest of the aztec empire (1519–21) which was the base for later conquests of other regions later conquests were protracted campaigns with less spectacular results than the conquest of the aztecs.
The goals of the spanish conquistadors
The spanish conquistadors had a few goals that motivated their conquest of the americas these goals are often referred to as the three gs: gold, god, and glory gold is considered one of the. Vasco nuñez de balboa (1475-1519) was a spanish conquistador and explorer of the early colonial era he is credited with leading the first european expedition to discover the pacific ocean (which he referred to as the south sea. Gold is what truly drove me to explore in the first place i was familiar with the idea of mercantilism, which is the idea that there is only so much wealth in the world, and that to make your kingdom strong you must have more gold and wealth than the other kingdoms however, i also desired to seek riches for my personal wealth.
Age of exploration this was characterized by men sailing the seas in search of new lands, peoples, and riches spanish conquistador who defeated the aztecs and conquered mexico (1485-1547) conquistador what were three goals of the spanish in the americas conquer land for spain, gold, capture natives, spread christianity. The spanish monarchs initially sought to curtail columbus's slaving exploits in the caribbean just as castilian concessions in 1479 helped put isabel on the throne of castile, similar recognition of portuguese claims in africa in 1494 helped to secure spanish interests in the americas.
The 16th-century spanish explorer and conquistador hernando de soto (c 1496-1542) arrived in the west indies as a young man and went on to make a fortune in the central american slave trade he. Spanish conquest in the new world was driven by the three `g`s—gold, glory, and gospel in his drive to gather riches, columbus (and later conquistadors) enslaved and decimated the local populations. The spanish conquistadors, english, dutch and french all had colonies and were often at war with each other eventually great britain would gain an advantage with the defeat of the spanish armada and begin to slowly take control of the new world.