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Latin America History vocabulary#2

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  • 1. Latin America – History Vocabulary #2
  • 2. L.A. Vocabulary - History
    • Conquistador – Spanish explorer – conqueror-warrior
    • Hernan Cortez - Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztec Empire.
    • Montezuma - The Aztec emperor conquered by Hernan Cortez and his soldiers.
    • Tenochtilan – Aztec capital city – site of present day Mexico City.
  • 3. L.A. Vocabulary - History
    • Francisco Pizarro - Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incan Empire.
    • Atahaupa - The Incan emperor at the time of Pizarro’s conquest.
    • Cuzco – Capital city of the Incas located in present day Peru.
    • Simon Bolivar - Revolutionary known as “The Liberator” who led South America to independence from Spain.
  • 4. L.A. Vocabulary - History
    • Touissant L’ouverture - Led a slave revolt against France that won independence for Haiti.
    • Miguel Hidalgo - Roman Catholic Priest who inspired the Mexican Revolution for Independence from Spain.
    • Cuban Revolution - The overthrow of the government of Fulgencio Batista by Fidel Castro.
  • 5. L.A. Vocabulary - History
    • Fidel Castro - Cuban dictator who took control in 1959 and set up a Communist state.
    • indigenous – native people of a country
    • Emiliano Zapatista – revolutionary leader who fought for the rights of indigenous people in Mexico.