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Exploration and Expansion
Cortes and the Aztecs (by: Joshua LaViolette)

Hernan Cortes

(1485–December 2, 1547) was a Spanish conquistador who initiated the conquest of the Aztec Empire on behalf of Charles V, King of Castile and Holy Roman Emperor, in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish colonizers that began the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas

Cortes and the Aztecs
Welcome to Cortes and the Aztecs, a site that will hopefully help to deepin our understanding of the effects of "First Contact" between the New and Old World peoples. This site is intended for Mr. Joshua LaViolette's 10th grade World History class. Participants will focus their attentions on reviewing examples of different artistic dipictions of the Spanish Conquest and then will supply their own artistic conception of the Spanish Conquest.