Answer to Question #155448 in Regional geography for Halima Alexis

Question #155448

Why did history describe Hernan Cortez and other Spaniards as conquistadors and not explorers? What is the difference between the 2 terms/.


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2021-01-14T07:34:37-0500

Hernán Cortés is not an explorer but conquistador because he conquered Mexico and demolished Aztecs. An explorer is someone who connects people by exploring (disclosing) something new, a conquistador is someone who conquers new territories.


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