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A History of Hispanic Achievement in America - Spain Comes to the New World (1492 - 1538)

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1.) 1492 - Christopher Columbus Arrives in the New World
Christopher Columbus uses his fleet - the Santa Maria, Nina and the Pinta - to discover America and establish Spanish colonies.
2.) 1513 - Ponce de Leon Discovers Florida
Ponce de Leon discovers Florida as one of Spain's leading Conquistadors while looking for the Fountain of Youth.
3.) 1514 - Bartolome' de las Casas Establishes Anti-Racism Policy in Spanish Colonies
Bartolome' de las Casas, a priest in the American Spanish Colonies, fought against the Enconmienda System and the policy of Repartimiento and for the rights of Indians and mestizos, after Hernan Cortes conquered Mexico.
4.) 1519 - Hernan Cortes Brings Horses From Spain to the Americas
Hernan Cortes, Spain's leading Conquistador, defeated the Aztec Empire, ousting its leader Montezuma.