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

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