Two of the biggest and greatest civilization in the Americas were the Aztecs and Incas. These two civilization were both said to be conquered by the Spanish, but it wasn't just the Spanish who conquered them. These two civilizations both fell from a combination of a weak government, lack of technology, new disease introduced by the invaders, and not being prepared for the invaders. For many centuries the Aztec civilization revolved around a ideological, social, and political system in which expansion was the cornerstone. Expansion was the cornerstone of their whole civilization, because their religion requested that a large number of human sacrifices where to be made to the gods. To get the sacrifices the Aztec went to war with other tribes in Mexico to get these human sacrifices (Conrad & Demmest 47-49) . With each conquest more sacrifices and more land was added to the Aztec kingdom. The Aztec were a strong civilization who were familiar with organized large scale war, had specialized war chiefs, and a well organized system of territorial levy in which large armies could be amassed in a short time (Age of Reconnaissance 124-125). They may have been well organized for war, but they were not prepared for internal changes in there civilization. When expansion was no longer an option there system crumbled. Without expansion they could no longer give human sacrifices in the same amount in which they use too. Upon the arrival of the Spanish the Aztec government was falling apart, and "Moctezuma II programs of internal military consolidation and administrative and social stabilization had failed" (Conrad & Demmest). When the Aztec's first met the Spanish they were amazed by them. The Spanish used the Aztec's own legends to take advantage of them and gain the upper hand. Other disadvantages that the Aztecs had was the need to take prisoner to sacrifice, they were not untied with other tribes (Spanish were able to unite with other tribes
At the time the Spaniards arrived to the New World they found different Indian civilizations with many similitude and differences. In Mexico the Spaniards found a very stable empire called the Aztecs; the Aztec empire controlled a region stretching from the Valley of Mexico in central Mexico east to the Gulf of Mexico and south to Guatemala. The Aztec built great cities and developed a complex social, political, and religious structure. Spaniards found another Indian civilization….
The Aztecs and the Incas were expanding empires with professional armies, however they differed in expansion ideals, the ownership of land, and the implementation of slavery.
The Aztecs used their military to expand for religious and political purposes. Conquering land also went hand in hand with dealing with the area’s population. The Aztecs would invade regions and then demand tribute in the form of heavy taxes and captives. These captives were either sacrificed for religious purposes or were….
Aztec - Inca DBQ
The advancement in the Inca and Aztec was very great in religion, technology and trade throughout their empire. Religion, taking a major part in both societies, was one of the highlighting themes of empire development being the root of advanced evolving features. The Aztec Empire, taking part in a devoted polytheistic religion, they practiced many rituals the main one being sacrifice. Documents 2 and 5 demonstrate the importance of sacrifice being shown in decorations on pyramids….
The Three Great American Cultures
Central and South America is said to have been first discovered in the late fifteenth century; however, to say that the land before this time was unknown to all of humanity would be a fallacy and a great insult to the three great ancient cultures that ruled before their European conquest. The Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans were three distinct groups of people that thrived in the Americas prior to their “discovery” and all have a diversely rich background full of people….
the Inca, Maya, and Aztec. All three groups had their own rules and ways of living that were priorities for most that lived in the cities. Although some traits about the three groups are similar, there are also some differences too. Starting with the Maya, they settled in Mesoamerica in 2000 B.C when they were still in the preclassic time period. The capital of the Mayan civilization, Tikal located in Guatemala, was one of the first places to be named and lived in with the Mayas. The Aztecs also….
Incas vs. Aztecs
Prior to Cortez landing, there were many civilizations that held power in the Americas. These groups included the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mayans, Toltecs, Aztecs, and Incas. The two of these civilizations that had some of the most lasting effects were the Aztecs and the Incas. These two civilizations had many similarities and differences.
One of the major differences between the two civilizations is their location. The Aztecs lived in Central Mexico while the Incas lived in the Andes….
The Mayans, Aztecs, and the Incas were three popular civilizations of Latin America during the middle ages. Although, they had many remarkable similarities, they also had a lot of differences. They all thought of religion as significant and their class structure was similar as well. However, they’re roles and expectations of women and men differed.
For starters, their similarities; class structure. At the top of their chain stood a emperor. After him follows the nobles, priest, and military commanders….
Aztec & Inca DBQ
The Aztec and Inca were two very advanced cultural societies for being on of the early civilizations of Central America. These Empires maintained a high level of cultural development due to their social, architectural, and religious aspects. Additional documents that would have aided the explanation of these cultures would be from a priest and his role was a significant part in the community as well as from an architect or constructor, to describe some of the obstacles they needed….
From 250 A.D. to the late 1500's A.D., three advanced civilizations, the Mayans, the Aztecs, and the Incas controlled Central America and South America. Each of them was different but all shared some of the same qualities. They all were civilizations that had a daily life than revolved around religion. Their religions also required a lot of human sacrifices to please the gods. Also, they all invented calendars that were surprisingly accurate compared to the calendars today. One of the calendars was….
Mayan, Aztec, Inca
The Maya, Aztec, and Inca were three civilizations that lived in Latin America during the middle ages. It is hard to overlook the fact that they had remarkable similarities, but also some differences. Their class structures were similar, and they all valued religion. However, when it came to the roles and expectations of men and women, there are differences between the three races.
The Maya, Aztec, and Inca all had a similar class structure. An emperor or ruler was at the top….