|Posted by LEKokko on January 21, 2018 at 3:55 PM|
The next page in American history came in the 1500’s. What Columbus achieved spread throughout Europe, igniting many to imitate him. One such man was Amerigo Vespucci whose first name inspired our name.
Spain funded the Conquistadors (Conquerors), led by Hernan Cortez and Francisco Pizarro. These violent men sweep through Central and South America, as well as Cuba, Mexico, and Florida. They murdered, enslaved, and worked to death all who they encountered.
In 1562 a small colony of French settled in Florida. Spain ordered their annihilation.
During the 17th Century, Spain’s control weakened due to The Thirty Years War. Settlers. Finding themselves free from Spain’s cultural influences, a new identity surfaced; the Creole. The eighteenth century saw Spanish settlements in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
Next time we will turn our attentions to the British.
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