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What did Cortez do in 1519 and why was it so important

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In 1519, he was elected captain of the third expedition to the mainland, an expedition which he partly funded. His enmity with the Governor of Cuba, Diego Velzquez de Cullar, resulted in the recall of the expedition at the last moment, an order which Corts ignored. Arriving on the continent, Corts executed a successful strategy of allying with some indigenous peoples against others. He also used a native woman, Doa Marina, as an interpreter; she would later bear Corts a son. When the Governor of Cuba sent emissaries to arrest Corts, he fought them and won, using the extra troops as reinforcements. Corts wrote letters directly to the king asking to be acknowledged for his successes instead of punished for mutiny. After he overthrew the Aztec Empire


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In 1519, Cortes formally claimed the land for the "Spanish crown". He hired soldiers and obtain more horses when he stopped in Trinidad. He then proceeded to Tabasco, where he won a battle against the natives, and received twenty young indigenous women from the vanquished.

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