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Latin America History vocabulary#2

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Latin America History vocabulary#2

  1. 1. Latin America – History Vocabulary #2
  2. 2. L.A. Vocabulary - History 1. Conquistador – Spanish explorer – conqueror- warrior 2. Hernan Cortez - Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztec Empire. 3. Montezuma - The Aztec emperor conquered by Hernan Cortez and his soldiers. 4. Tenochtilan – Aztec capital city – site of present day Mexico City.
  3. 3. L.A. Vocabulary - History 5. Francisco Pizarro - Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incan Empire. 6. Atahaupa - The Incan emperor at the time of Pizarro’s conquest. 7. Cuzco – Capital city of the Incas located in present day Peru. 8. Simon Bolivar - Revolutionary known as “The Liberator” who led South America to independence from Spain.
  4. 4. L.A. Vocabulary - History 9. Touissant L’ouverture - Led a slave revolt against France that won independence for Haiti. 10.Miguel Hidalgo - Roman Catholic Priest who inspired the Mexican Revolution for Independence from Spain. 11.Cuban Revolution - The overthrow of the government of Fulgencio Batista by Fidel Castro.
  5. 5. L.A. Vocabulary - History 12.Fidel Castro - Cuban dictator who took control in 1959 and set up a Communist state. 13. indigenous – native people of a country 14. Emiliano Zapatista – revolutionary leader who fought for the rights of indigenous people in Mexico.
  6. 6. L.A. Vocabulary - History 12.Fidel Castro - Cuban dictator who took control in 1959 and set up a Communist state. 13. indigenous – native people of a country 14. Emiliano Zapatista – revolutionary leader who fought for the rights of indigenous people in Mexico.

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