Introduction to Aztec Culture

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3.02 México interior - Práctica

A. Answer the following about the Aztecs and the Conquistadors.

1.Describe the life of the Aztecs. What is Tenochtitlan? How big was that city? The Life of the Aztecs was full of war. They gave a lot of time to their gods. Tenochitlan was their Capital. Tenochtitlan used to be a big city in Mexico(present day Mexico City).

2.What was sold at the Aztec market?
The Aztec market had fruit, veggies, grans, and other necessities for sale.

3.What was the main staple of the Aztec diet?
The main staple was corn, beans and squash.

4.What were some of the reasons that Cortez wanted to conquer the Aztecs? Some reasons Cortez wanted to conquer the Aztecs was because Cortez wanted to conquer the Aztecs so he could become very rich and conquer new land.

5.What were some of the biggest advantages the Spanish had over the Aztecs? Some of the biggest advantages the Spanish had over the Aztecs were diseases. The Aztec had never been introduced to the diseases that they brought with them so their immune system had no defense them. Also, the Spanish had weapons and armor.

6.What were the religious beliefs of both groups? Which group tried to convert the other one to their religion? Their religious beliefs of both groups were as follows, the Spanish believed in Christianity and the Mexica believed in Mexicayotl. The Spanish were the ones that tried to convert the other.