Francisco Coronado And The Seven Cities Of Gold (Explorers by Shane Mountjoy PDF

By Shane Mountjoy

Spanish legend claimed that there have been seven towns outfitted of gold and choked with treasure within the New global. Coronado and his troupe spent 3 years wandering within the American Southwest learning simply the wonderful thing about the panorama. this present day he's visible as a courageous explorer and a cautious observer of lifestyles within the Southwest.

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D; 2. c; 3. b; 4. a; 5. c 3 Coronado’s World SPAIN T o understand the significance of Coronado’s journey, it is important to look at Spain and its role in the world in 1540. When Coronado was born in 1510, he was born into a Spain that stood ready to be the world power. Spain is in southwestern Europe, 26 CORONADO’S WORLD on the Iberian Peninsula. (The name Iberian Peninsula comes from the ancient Greeks, who called those who lived there Iberians. ) Today, Spain and Portugal occupy the entire peninsula.

Coronado enjoyed some success in the Spanish royal court. But he had little future in Spain. Instead, opportunities in the New World soon presented themselves to Mendoza and his young assistant. Coronado recognized the possibilities for 15 16 FRANCISCO CORONADO advancement there. He wanted to go to New Spain. Mendoza took him there—and it was there that Coronado lived the rest of his life. TO MEXICO In 1530, Charles appointed Antonio de Mendoza as viceroy of New Spain. The viceroy—something like a governor—was the most important royal official in the New World.

They did also believe that Mendoza’s leadership was the foundation that allowed Spain to rule there until Mexico achieved independence in 1821. * Other Spanish colonies did not enjoy the peace and stability that Mendoza achieved in Mexico. One of these colonies was Peru, in South America. In 1551, the king of Spain named Mendoza the new viceroy of Peru. Mendoza went south to deal with the problems there. But he was not as successful. He only lived about a year after going to Peru, dying in 1552.

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