Find a faster trade route to Asia
Colonize new territories
Gain military strength
John Cabot sails to Newfoundland
Cortes journey takes him through Mexico
Prince Henry sails African Coast
Christopher Columbus sailed to the West Indies in the Carribean Sea
The natives were over-powered by the Spanish muskets and cannons.
Division and fighting among the natives helped the Spanish.
The natives had no immunity from diseases brought over by the Spaniards.
All of these answers are good.
The Southwest United States
Natives had a fear of the Spanish horses.
Natives were outnumbered by the Spanish.
Natives thought their Gods would protect them from the Spanish.
Natives were no match to Spanish weapons and diseases.
Aztec ruler Moctezuma II
French Missionary Jaques Marquette
Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes
Spanish priest Bartolome de las Casas