Cortes and Colonizations Discussion Options Menu: Forum

Cortes and Colonizations Discussion Options Menu: Forum

– Read Hernan Cortes’ Second Letter to Charles V and An Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico – On our discussion board answer the following: Citing evidence from Cortes’ Second Letter to Charles V and An Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico, do you think the Aztecs and Mayans needed to be saved by Christian missionaries? If so, why did they need to be saved, and how might the missionaries have been able to help them? If not, why not? Also, post an argument for what you think were the main reasons behind Spanish and Portuguese colonization around the world. Do you see any similarities with earlier Greek colonization of the Mediterranean? Why or why not? Each student should post one response for each of the above topics and respond to a classmate for each of the above topics. Thoughtful posts will receive full credit.