The story of north american exploration spans an entire millennium andinvolves a wide array of european powers and uniquely american characters it began with more spanish expeditions followed. There are few records detailing his exploration, although one spanish document does indicate that he sailed around the coast of florida, into the gulf of mexico, and up a river dotted with palm trees and the villages of native peoples. The spanish government halted any further exploration into new territory so they could consolidate their hold on presently held lands and concentrate on mining silver in mexico eventually others grew interested in returning to the area of new mexico. Spanish explorers first landed on the shores of north america in 1492, but their exploratory trips into the interior of the american continents did not reach new mexico for another fifty years.
Spanish exploration of colorado alma de la raza pr oject goals 2000 - partnerships for educating colorado students in partnership with the denver public schools and the metropolitan state college of denver. In 1492, granada, the last muslim stronghold on the iberian peninsula, had fallen to the forces of the spanish monarchs with the reconquista complete and spain a unified country, ferdinand and isabella could turn their attention to overseas exploration. This feature is not available right now please try again later.
Spanish conquistador pedro de alvarado was known for his skill as a soldier and for his cruelty to the native populations of mexico explorer, governor (c 1485-1541. The role of spanish explorers in the discovery, exploration, and development of america documents columbus, cortes, and ponce de leon, and how they were represented in later years features songs, maps, drawings, paintings, and written documents. Spanish and english had similar motivations for exploration of the new world, such as gaining land, goods from the natives, and gold however, their motivations also differ greatly the spanish conquistadors also gained slaves from the native people, as well as spreading the word of christianity. The old spanish trail: a study of spanish and mexican trade and exploration northwest from new mexico to the great basin and california (classic reprint. By the 1580s, english financiers and navigators became anxious that their chances for north american wealth and claims were fading spain dominated the caribbean and southern regions of the continent, and france had established missionary and trading posts deep into the northern woodlands.
A digital gateway to texas history home education for students junior historians walter prescott webb society texas history day. Explorers from the early 1500's cabeza de vaca, alvar nunez alvar nuñez cabeza de vaca [cabeza de vaca means head of a cow] (1490-1557) was a spanish explorer who sailed to north america from spain, leaving in 1527. Led by ponce de león, the spanish first arrived in 1513 on the present-day united states on the florida peninsula and returned in 1520 for further exploration. Explain the importance of spanish exploration of the americas in the expansion of spain's empire and the development of spanish renaissance culture portuguese colonization of atlantic islands in the 1400s inaugurated an era of aggressive european expansion across the atlantic. The spanish had several goals when they established colonies in the americas one goal had to deal with economics the spanish was hoping to find resources, mainly gold and silver, that would be a.
European exploration and colonization written records about life in florida began with the arrival of the spanish explorer and adventurer juan ponce de león in 1513 sometime between april 2 and april 8, ponce de león waded ashore on the northeast coast of florida, possibly near present-day st augustine. Spanish exploration and the great plains in the age of discovery myth and reality ralph h vigil t his essay attempts to place spanish explo ration on the great plains within the context. The spanish subdued the natives, established bases, and sent out smaller exploration parties coronado's expedition failed in its search for wealth, but it brought about the first contact between europeans and the native american population. [escalante & barrado, brief and true account of the exploration of new mexico, 1583] gaspar pérez de villagrá was the official historian of the first spanish expedition to attempt a settlement in new mexico. 1492 cristobal colon, an italian on a spanish-financed expedition, discovers the new world he travels with two spanish captains as the captains of the niña and the pinta.
Spanish exploration and settlement exploration and settlement of the new world (the european term for north and south america) began in the late fifteenth century as a direct result of events in europe, the middle east, and africa. Early spanish exploration in n america hernando de soto was not the first spanish conquistador to explore the territory of la florida a handful of his fellow countrymen, including juan ponce de león, lucas vásquez de ayllón, pánfilo de narváez, and álvar núñez cabeza de vaca, preceded him. The article is an exploration of the relationship between theory and practice in social work el artículo es un análisis de la relación entre la teoría y la práctica del trabajo social. The spanish needed gold because they were running out and after columbus reported some in the new world they knew that was where they could get it which is why i think that gold was the main reason for spanish exploration to the new world.
Discover a world of information on explorers and conquistadors like christopher columbus, francis drake, henry hudson, ferdinand magellan, hernan cortes, and amelia earhart. Spanish exploration and the events that followed were world changing events that have had an affect on all of us exploration christopher columbus was an italian explorer and experienced mariner.
/ spanish exploration & colonial era spanish exploration & colonial era early development in san antonio, including at the first site of mission san antonio de valero, was temporary in nature and was influenced by many factors including geography, proximity to water, and defensive concerns. Intrepid spanish explorers were to be forced off their ships and onto the land if they wished to make additional discoveries, as had vasco nunez de balboa and cortes before them compiled and edited by kathy weiser / legends of america , updated june 2018.