Let’s say someone takes something that doesn’t belong to them. What do you think of that? What if it’s something that person really, really wants? What if it’s something an entire country really, really wants?
When Europeans explored the Americas, they gave European nations a chance at great wealth. Spanish explorers called conquistadors (conquerors) led military campaigns to get this wealth. They went all over the Americas. As they traveled, they claimed the lands they saw for Spain.