Elliot Fernandez

European colonization of the Americas

The European colonization of the Americas describes the history of the settlement and establishment of control of the continents of the Americas by most of the naval powers of Western Europe.
Elliot Fernandez
Elliot Fernandez
He has a degree in History from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2009) and a Master's in World History from Pompeu Fabra University (2011).
Post on 2019-06-08 | Updated on 2022-10-01

Articles in preparation for this course:

The Portuguese voyages of discovery of the World

Portugal was the first European kingdom that in the process of territorial expansion developed an overseas expansion.

Christopher Columbus and the crossing of the Atlantic

Christopher Columbus did everything possible to convince the Castilian monarchy to finance his project to discover a new, faster route to Asia.

Spanish Antilles: conquest and occupation (1492-1519)

The Castilian monarchy began the conquest of the Caribbean islands, organizing the territory and the new power, amid the initial improvisation and chaos.

Aztec Empire: conquest of Hernán Cortés (1519-1521)

Vast territories of Central America were controlled by groups of Castilian conquerors. The surprising fact was that these occupations and conquests were very rapid.

Inca Empire: Pizarro's conquest (1532-1572)

The conquest of the Inca Empire lasted forty years (1532-1572). The first contact between a Spaniard and an Inca was between Pedro de Candía and Huayna Cápac.

Viceroyalty of New Spain: the conquest

In the territories of New Spain, the Spanish conquerors took advantage of the administrative and fiscal structures of the indigenous people to achieve a quick and easy consolidation of the new occupying power.