The Spanish Conquest of the Americas

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  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus discovers the Americas

    Christopher Columbus discovers the Bahamas,
    Cuba and Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Columbus lands in American shores.
  • Period: Oct 12, 1492 to Dec 31, 1572

    Spanish Conquest of the Americas

  • Oct 8, 1519

    The Aztecs are defeated by the Spanish

    The Aztecs are driven out of their city, Tenochtitlan by the Spanish leader Cortez. The Aztecs were conquered and their Emporer, Moctezuma II was killed.
  • Oct 8, 1520

    Aztecs Retrieve Tenochtitlan from the Spanish

    The Aztecs charged the city of Tenochtitlan and captured it bit by bit. They destroyed the bridges so Cortez could not escape. The Spanish surrendered and were defeated.
  • Oct 8, 1533

    Incas fall Under Spanish Might

    Francisco Pizarro captures the Incan leader and drives the Incas out of their city, Cuzco. The Inca race was wiped out by disease and the battle.