- from Exploring the Americas
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What do you think of someone who takes something that doesn’t belong to them? What if it’s something the person really, really wants?
What if it’s something an entire country really, really wants? The European exploration of the Americas gave European nations a chance to gain great wealth. Spanish explorers called conquistadors (conquerors) led military campaigns throughout the Americas in order to get this wealth. As they traveled, they claimed the lands they saw for Spain.