By: Jordan Burch

Aztec Empire

Left cuba in 1519 and seeking the riches to the west. Spanish arrived in Mexico.


February 1519

Cortés continued round the tip of the Yucatan and disembarked at Potonchan, where the natives gave him small offerings of food and a gold mask, but then asked the Spanish to go: ''We wish neither war nor trade,'' they told Cortés. '