Human Nature

Topics: Aztec, Inca Empire, Hernán Cortés Pages: 3 (1288 words) Published: January 27, 2015
Research Essay
What does the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec and the Inca Empires tell us about the nature of human kind?
My essay is about the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec and the Inca Empires. Who the Aztecs and the Incas were, how they lived and why they got attacked by the Spanish. Why the Spanish went to America. Who were the leaders of the Spanish conquest, the leaders of the Aztecs and the Incas. When and why the Spanish conquest happened. What is human nature and why does it affect my topic so much. The Spanish in some ways were just doing what we all do but in other ways were harming the Native Americans and influencing American history.

The Aztecs were a Native American tribe who came to be in 1300. They lived in the valley of Mexico, Lake Texcoco. The Aztecs were forced to go and live in a swampy, marshy place because the other tribes had already taken the "good land". The Aztecs were very clever people so the fact that they didn't have the best land wasn't a problem. They believed that their God had sent them there. They made use of what they had. Once they had settled into their new homes, they started conquering neighboring tribes, one after another. The Aztecs took something from each tribe that they conquered, anything from food to jewels. The Aztecs grew and grew until they became a huge empire. This empire was eventually take over by the Spanish. The other empire that the Spanish took over was the Incas. The Incas were a small tribe that started off living in the city, Cuzco. The Incas started building their tribe in 1438. Somewhere around the 1430's the Incas were attacked by another tribe, who lost. This was the start of the Inca Empire. Over the next hundred years the Incas grew into a large empire. Their population grew to about twelve million people in one hundred years. The Incas had a very powerful, strong standing government. The leader of the people was the Inca sometimes called by the name Sapa Inca ( the only Inca ). The people had...
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