Hernan cortes

Social 8 Chapter 10 - A Deadly Meeting

  • Dec 2, 1485


  • Period: Dec 2, 1485 to Dec 2, 1547

    A Deadly Meeting

  • Jan 1, 1504


    Cortes, 19, arrives in Hispaniola (Currently Dominican Republic/Haiti).
  • Jan 1, 1512


    Cortes, now 27, finally sets out for his expedition to Cuba.
  • Jan 1, 1520


    Velazquez sends out two expeditions of the landmass west of Cuba.
  • May 10, 1520


    Cortes, being the second in command on the first expedtion with Velazquez, he puts together a new expedtion to take over the other landmass that Velazquez's men discovered. Velazquez attempts to stop him, but fails.
  • Apr 18, 1521


    Cortes conquers Tabascan (a nearby tribe of the Aztecs). He then gains a young woman, named "Malinche." She was an interperetor to Cortes.
  • Jun 6, 1521


    Cortes sails to Mexico, brings treasures back to Hispaniola via ship, but sinks his 10 other ships in fear of his men escaping.
  • Apr 18, 1522


    Cortes conquers Tabascan (a local tribe of the Aztecs), and gains gifts. One of which was Malinche, an interperetor for Cortes on his journey,
  • Apr 18, 1523


    Cortes conqers the Totonacs, Tlaxcalans, and the Cholulans, He was given warriors and slaves to help with taking over Tenochtitlan.
  • Apr 18, 1524


    Arriving in Tenochtitlan, Cortes is given a warm welcome from Moctezuma (II).
  • Apr 20, 1524


    Cortes is shown around Tenochtitlan, and goes to the palace of Moctezuma's late father. Seeing the gold and having the desire for wealthm Cortes eventually attacks.
  • May 18, 1524


    Moctezuma is put under house arrest by Cortes, and Tenochtitlan was robbed of its gold, and the palaces were melted, Moctezuma was officially a captive.
  • Jun 1, 1524


    Governor Velazquez sends out troops to arrest Cortes, so he left Tenochtitlan with some soldiers and headed to the coast to get rid of the troops.
  • Jun 18, 1524


    The troops sent by Velazquez were defeated, but later invited to help conquer Tenochtitlan. When he and the rest came back, the city was in a riot. Moctezuma was told to calm his people, but did not succeed. He was eventually killed by stoning, being thrown off the side of a palace, or being strangled by Spanish forces.
  • Jul 18, 1524


    Cortes came back to Tenochtitlan 6 months later, with a more powerful approach, even though over 25% of the Aztecs were dead from a small pox epedemic that was brought from Spain. The fight laster approx. 80 days. Afterwards, the Aztecs were defeated, and their city lay in ruins. Eventually, Cortes would replace the dying city, along with its people, and recontruct it into a new Spanish colony.