Your question: What was the goal of the Spanish conquistadors who came to the Americas?

Why did the Spanish conquistadors want to claim the Americas?

Inspired by tales of rivers of gold and timid, malleable native peoples, later Spanish explorers were relentless in their quest for land and gold. Spanish explorers with hopes of conquest in the New World were known as conquistadores.

What were two main reasons why many people from Spain came to the Americas?

Spain colonized America because they were searching for gold and silver. They did find a lot of gold and silver when they conquered the Aztec and Inca Empires. France colonized North America because of the great amount of furs they found there.

How did the Spanish treat the Native Americans?

The Spanish treated the natives very violently. They had taken natives as slaves and murdered those who were not of use.

What was a conquistador in the Americas?

A conquistador is a person who is out to conquer new territory. A conquistador was the name given to the Fifteenth-to-Seventeenth century Spanish and Portugese soldiers who conquered much of the world, most famously the Central and Southern Americas.

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