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.
By 1535 - have set up colonies in South America.
Defeat & destroy cultures in south and central america.
Interbreed, resulted in Mestizos (mixed native american european descent)
Encomienda - type of slavery
Converting people to Catholicism
By the mid 1500’s … not enough native population left.
To fulfill demand for american goods.
Slavery from Africa.