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1499 - 1502 Amerigo Vespucci 
Sailed for spain … sailed down south america
Americas are named for him. 

1519 - Magellan sets off, sails around South America. Died around the Philippines Crew completes Voyage 1522. 

Pizarro Conquistadors
	By 1535 - have set up colonies in South America. 

Spanish Colonialism 
	Defeat & destroy cultures in south and central america. 
Interbreed, resulted in Mestizos (mixed native american european descent) 

Encomienda - type of slavery 

Jesuit Missionaries 
	Converting people to Catholicism 

By the mid 1500’s … not enough native population left. 
	To fulfill demand for american goods. 
	Slavery from Africa.