Ferdinand and Isabella were teenagers when they
They had to borrow money to pay for their wedding
but they got busy quick.
In ten years they conquered the Moors and united
They built new roads, codified the law, reduced
the powers of the nobles.
Then to really unify things they reintroduced
10,000 heretics were burned at the stake.
In 1492 all Jews were expelled from Spain.
In that same year they sent Christopher Columbus
around the world.
On October 13 he discovered San Salvador.
He brought glass beads, red hats, and took home
tobacco, some gold, and slaves.
It's hard to decide now if these pepole were good
We never discriminate against minorities today or
take over foreign lands.
These things happened a long time ago.
That was then and this is now.