Colonization - South American History for AP World History
Spanish Conquistadors/Colonies 1530-1815
Major Accomplishments: The Spanish and the Portuguese conquer the Aztec and Inca civilizations during the 1500s. European culture slowly come into the Americas. African slaves introduced to the Americas and cultural diffusion from African and Europe was the result. Disease brought into the Americas by the European killed about 90% of the natives in America, wiped out many cultures and devestated the American civilizations.