Aztecs

Logan Manns

The Aztecs

In the 13th Century scientists believed that the Mexicas, early Aztec tribe name, were a nomadic tribe. The Aztecs are known for their capital, Tenochtitlan. The Aztecs were a powerful tribe, going to war, making human sacrifices, etc. They are known for their grand architecture; they created causeways, chinampas, and much more.

The End of The Aztecs


The Spanish conquistadors arrived in late 1400s. They came to become rich and convert the locals to Catholicism. The leader of the Aztecs, Montezuma II, welcomed the Spanish, led by Hernan Cortes. The Aztecs thought that he was the god, Quetzalcoatl, who promised to return in 1519. They killed Montezuma II and started war, and on their side were the enemies of the Aztecs. The Aztecs were defeated, but their story lives on.

Resources


Works Cited

"Aztecs." History.com. A&E Television Networks. Web. 11 Nov. 2014. <http://www.history.com/topics/aztecs>.

Salter, Christopher L. Western World: South America and Europe. Orlando: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2008. Print.

Images Used

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Templo_Mayor_Tenochtitlan.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Camas_chinampas.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabash_and_Erie_Canal