Chapter Two: Colonizing America
1. Who did the Spanish use as a source of labor in their colonies in America?
2. Who was Hernan Cortez sent to conquer?
3. How did Cortez get more people to help him fight the Aztecs?
4. What was the capitol of the Aztec Empire?
5. What suddenly weakened the Aztec forces?
6. Who was the Aztec emperor? What did Cortez do with him?
7. What percentage of the Aztecs died from diseases?
8. What did Cortez order to be built on the ruins of the Aztec capitol?
9. Who were the conquistadors?
10. Who was Francisco Pizarro?
11. What areas of the present day United States did the Spanish begin to
12. What was the goal of the conquistadors?
13. Who were the peninsulares?
14. Who were the Criollos?
15. Who were the Mestizos?
16. What groups of people were considered the bottom portion of Spanish-
17. Why did the French become interested in America?
18. What colony id the French begin?
19. What river did the French explore and claim?
20.What did the French name their territory in this area?