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BC: Hope you have enjoyed it!! | Monica Redondo

FC: Let's Discover Land with Hernan Cortes and Vasco Nuñez de Balboa | Created by: Monica Redondo | Hernan Cortes | Vasco Nuñez de Balboa

1: The 1500's was a time of exploration mostly in Europe. Explorers went sailing west to the New World to find riches for their country, popularity for themselves and to find new trade routes. All people have differences and similarities as these two wonderful European explorers. Well these explorers, who did lots of good things for their country, are Hernan Cortes and Vasco Nuñez de Balboa. | The purpose of this book...

2: Hernan Cortes

3: In the year 1504 Cortes went to Santo Domingo and left there for seven years. He started living there when he when 19 years old. In 1511 he conquered Cuba by fighting against in the natives and since the Spanish brought lots of sicknesses they died. Cortes was given land and slaves so that he could begin developing a new ranch. In those years in Cuba he met a Spanish woman and married her name was Catalina Juarez. Living there maked him become wealthy he had a large home and a new life, but he still wanted more, so he continue with his adventure. He continued exploring and soon landed in Cozumel a Mexican Island. There the Spaniards started converting native people into Christians. In the year 1504 Cortes went to Santo Domingo and left there for seven years. He started living there when he when 19 years old. In 1511 he conquered Cuba by fighting against in the natives and since the Spanish brought lots of sicknesses they died. Cortes was given land and slaves so that he could begin developing a new ranch. In those years in Cuba he met a Spanish woman and married her name was Catalina Juarez. Living there maked him become wealthy he had a large home and a new life, but he still wanted more, so he continue with his adventure. He continued exploring and soon landed in Cozumel a Mexican Island. There the Spaniards started converting native people into Christians.

4: From Cozumel he sailed to the mainland and landed in a town called Tabasco. There who had a fight, though the Tabascans fighted extraordinary to protect their city they lost because of the Spaniards guns. In the peace treats the Tabascans presented 20 women to Cortes and the group of navigators. In that group, a woman called Marina, became an important part of the expedition she spoke several languages and became an interpreter for Cortes. He continued sailing along the cost. In April 1519 he decided to form a new settlement where he heard that there was another native tribe, the Aztecs. He named it Veracruz. Marina translated from Nahuatl, the Aztecs language, to Mayan. Aguilar, a member of the expedition, translated from Mayan to Spanish. In his time there he heard about the Aztec Empire’s capital and also learned about the Aztec religion

5: . In August 1519 the Spaniard’s began to search for Tenochtitlan. They reach the empire in November and the emperor Montezuma II let them enter and showed them the place, which amaze them. Cortes had a really small army comparing to the Aztecs, but he started ruling Tenochtitlan through the emperor because the emperor thought he was a god. Since Montezuma II thought Cortes was an emperor the Spaniard’s had luck because Montezuma thought that the god wanted the Aztec’s empire to end, so the won the battle.

6: Vasco Nunez de Balboa

7: Vasco Nuñez de Balboa’s life had a humble beginning. He was born around 1475 in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain. This town is in the province of Badajoz, near the border of Portugal. | People don’t know much about Vasco’s family, nothing about his mother, but we know about his father, a poor nobleman. He left his house to begin training to be a soldier and sailor in Moguer, Spain. Morguer was a port city on the Atlantic Ocean. There he served as a page to the Lord of Moguer. He learned to hunt, play music and dance. During his time in Moguer, important events took place in Europe. Ships improved, so they could sail longer and farther. Since they had better ships explorers search for unknown lands and new sea routes to the Indies, or southeast Asia.

8: In 1500 Rodrigo de Bastidias planned an expedition to go to Hispaniola, an island in the Caribbean Sea. Vasco was a part of that expedition, by that time was 24 years old. When Bastidias ships left Spain it was the last time for Vasco to see his homeland, Spain. The small expedition explored what is now Colombia. During the trip Balboa observed the natives. He also learned how to keep his group save because some tribes were more dangerous than the others. The ships went west. They reached the Gulf of Urabá, near Panama, near the Isthmus of Panama. Panama’s mainland looked attractive for Balboa. The natives there where friendly.

9: Spanish explorers couldn’t establish another expedition because they had two few men. In 1502 they sailed to Hispaniola, which was the first Spanish settlement Columbus made. Balboa wasn’t ready to return to Spain, he wanted more adventure. For seven years Balboa tried to live as a farmer, but it wasn’t the life that Balboa had imagined in the New World. In 1509 the first expedition to colonize South America was planned. His life has been really interesting; he came a governor of one of the lands he conquered.

10: Slavery in the Caribbean | When we think about slavery we think it comes from 300 years ago, but that is not right it comes from before 1000 years and we can still see people being slaves now in the present, 2010. You may be thinking, but how did people from 1000 years before got slaves?

11: Well, when a fight between two tribes started at the end who lost had to be the slaves from the people that won and it was always like that, there where no exceptions. Around the 17 century, since Spanish and Portuguese had been going to Africa and brought slaves to Spain and Portugal and those two countries had colonies in the New World and Native Americans were dying of diseases, European people didn’t have any other chance, so they had to bring Africans to South America and the Caribbean. African slaves mostly came from the African Coast. The passage from Africa to South America and the Caribbean was called the Middle Passage. Slaves were brought to the Americas to work in household and fields, they were sold in auctions and because of the auctions families where separated. Some of the slaves were killed just because they were sick; their masters couldn’t pay medicine for them.

12: When people saw that the sell of slaves became really popular and that also earned money more people started selling slaves. Some people even kidnap other people because there were no slaves and it was easier for them to get slaves, other people had indentured servants, which was when you didn’t need a slave, but you wanted one, so you dot a temporarily servant and the indentured servants only worked in the house not at the fields. The slave trade was getting used in the Americas so four continents where involved in something called “The Triangular Trade”. The continents where, Africa, South America, North America and Europe. All of this things led us to a terrible conclusion, lots of families where separated and also many people died.

14: Lets think!! | Quiz | 1.True or false: Hernan Cortes and Vasco Nunez de Balboa explores from the 15th Century. 2.Who had a better education and more money, Hernan Cortes or Vasco Nunez de Balboa? 3.Where did Hernan Cortes go in the New World? 4.Where did Vasco Nunez de Balboa go in the New World? 5.Did they go for their country or for themselves?

15: Bibliography | Hernan Cortes: 1.http://www.nosoloviajeros.com/imagenes/miscelanea/hernan-cortes.jpg Hernan Cortes ruling. 2.http://eltoneldediogenes54.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/hernc3a1ncortc3a9s1.jpg Hernan Cortes with his army. 3.http://blogs.clarin.com/blogfiles/nhsp/Hernan_Cortes_Moctezuma_II1.jpg Hernan Cortes with Montezuma. 4.http://www.xpoferens.cat/cortmok1.jpg Hernan Cortes with the riches. 5.http://students.cgps.org/studentssite/grammar/subpages/Cortesmap.gif Hernan Cortes route

16: Vasco Nunez de Balboa: 1.http://www.tiwy.com/pais/panama/cruce_de_los_dos_oceanos/balboa_monument.jpg Monument of Vasco Nunez de Balboa in Panama. 2.http://www.matthewparker.co.uk/image/AA-b.jpg Balboa in the sea. 3.http://www.critica.com.pa/archivo/visiones/imaweb/gonzalo3-2.jpg Balboa looking through a window. 4.http://bruceruiz.net/PanamaHistory/balboa5.gif Balboa ruling. 5.http://www.kristiina.kaapeli.fi/images/balboareitti.jpg Balboa’s route. Slavery: 1.http://courses.wcupa.edu/jones/his311/maps/slave-tr.gif Triangular trade map.

17: HOPE YOU LEARNED SOMETHING TODAY!!!!

18: Conclusion | As we can see this explorers have similar things and different things like; Hernan Cortes was born the year 1485 in Medllin Spain and Vasco Nuñez de Balboa was born in the year 1475 in Jerez, Spain. The similar thing was that they were both born in Spain and sailed for Spain. Hernan Cortes had a noble family while Vascos family was poor. Since Hernans family was richer that Vascos family Hernan did go to university while Vasco did not go. Though they both are really famous now they had to earn it, fighting. When you really want something fight for it.

19: My auto bibliography | Monica Redondo, January 1997, only a student writer, non expert. She was born in Madrid, Spain and now she is living in Caracas. " I hope that all of you like my book." A quote from her.

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  • I am talking about two Spanish Explorers in the 1500s that went to explore new land. The explorers are Hernan Cortes and Vasco Nunez de Balboa.
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