The destruction of the aztec empire through greed

The death rate was so fast, there was little time to bury the dead and the Aztecs were forced to simply demolish houses with the bodies inside. After a long time of coexistence, Montezuma and Cortez had devolved a friendship bond.

Subsequent emissaries brought a gold-plated wheel six and a half feet across, weighing some thirty-five pounds, and a smaller silver one: these represented the sun and moon.

Tlaxcala city.

Aztec history

The audacious conquest inspired thousands of Europeans to flock to the New World, hoping to be on the next expedition to conquer a rich empire. The men were singing and dancing, completely unarmed. The Aztec civilization was attacked, exiled, and driven to a swampy lake, yet managed to prevail and flourish as a civilization Kevin. Although both empires were located in the area of Mesoamerica, they were only similar in few ways. After they recovered they fought many battles. Rather than it being a petition for rewards for services, as many Spanish accounts were, the Anonymous Conqueror made observations about the indigenous situation at the time of the conquest. Cortes immediately sent his men to those places to investigate. The Aztecs had their own system of government, a very complex religion, and sports and games were very important to the civilization. Cortez had returned with over soldiers, almost a hundred horses and many more weapons. The Aztec mythology claims their god Huitzilopochtli ordered them to leave the seven caves to find new land they would call home.

It was added to the invaders' ever-growing pile of loot. Rather than it being a petition for rewards for services, as many Spanish accounts were, the Anonymous Conqueror made observations about the indigenous situation at the time of the conquest.

Those that survive this disease are often left blind, scarred, deformed and disabled. Their capital was the city called Tenochtitlan.

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They were Spanish men who had no family or career and, therefore, no reason to return to Spain alive; they only cared about returning rich. Other conquistadors were given encomiendas : these were grants of vast lands with native villages or town on them. Tenochtitlan is located on an island in Lake Texcoco, built around the causeway to stop the water, preventing seawater intrusion island. Years later, in Spain, Cortez would be found guilty for allowing the torture. At the top was the emperor who belonged to the noble class. Subsequent emissaries brought a gold-plated wheel six and a half feet across, weighing some thirty-five pounds, and a smaller silver one: these represented the sun and moon. The main city of the Aztec empire, is the capital of Tenochtitlan, a population of about million. Each class was divided further. From the town they founded in Veracruz they made friendly relationships with the coastal tribes. The owner theoretically had to provide protection and religious instruction for the natives, and in return the natives would work for the landowner. These societies were advanced and complex for their time in areas, such as architecture, agriculture, militarism, and education. Professor Sarhadi. They did, however, have typical Aztec battle plans.

Thus, a period of economic prosperity resulted. Cortes and his armies were reinforced by many of the tribes who had been embattled with and conquered by the mighty Aztec warriors over the years. This map represents the core states, the tributary states, and the allies of the Aztec Empire as it stood shortly before the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

The smallpox epidemic of was the first of three outbreaks on the Great Aztec Civilization.

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