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Fuller 4th Period AP World History The Aztecs: What Should History Say? To begin with, the Aztecs were a great society that formed during the years of 1350-1519; in its present day site, of what we know as Mexico City. The Aztecs believed in human sacrificing, which intern bought them to killing thousands of people each month. With them human sacrificing, it made the Aztecs look barbaric and uncivilized. However history should say that the Aztecs had a very creative and organized empire. The...

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and weaknesses of the Aztecs according to the author? Many causes contributed to the fall of the once mighty Aztec empire at the hands of the Spaniards in 1521. While one of the most commonly recognized causes is the superior weaponry of the Spaniards, the reality is that many other situations and Aztec weaknesses ultimately set the stage for a Spanish victory. First of all, the Spaniards inadvertently introduced a variety of new diseases previously unknown to the Aztecs. The Spaniards had already...

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happened between 10,000 B.C.E and 4,000 B.C.E The third wave happened between 3,000 bce and 1,000 Major Pre-Columbian Civilizations ( Aztec – Mayas – Inca ) The Mayans Their famous pyramid is the Chichen-Itza Mayan civilization of Maize (kind of corn) Mayan underground Granaries (storage) : Chultunes The Aztecs Empire The first man who visited Aztec was Bernald Diaz in 1519 (the 16th cent) 1492 was Christopher Columbous 1421 China discovered the world. ( a book) Mesoamerica before...

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The Aztec Empire

food. Such groups include Aztecs, Incas and Mayas who, even though lived in a similar physical environments and climatic region, branched off to build their new lives in their own new societies. These group of people add new activities to their new found culture that will eventually be seen as the basic form of what our modern society within that region, now participate in for the sake of traditions. The Aztec Empire was peopled by a group that was once nomadic, the Aztecs or Mexicas.  Their historians...

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Aztec Advances

ire - Who were the Aztecs. Why were they considered to be an empire even greater than the Romans. And how was Hernan Cortes able to defeat them. These are some of the questions that people ask about these indigenous people. These people are known as the Aztecs but originally called themselves Mexica. They came to Mexico in the early thirteenth century and from there they started to develop a social structure and government consisting of priests, kings, peasants, and soldiers. Besides having a very...

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Aztecs: Incas

Aztecs: Incas 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...

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The achievement of the aztecs

The Achievements of the Aztecs After many years of being nomads, the Aztecs decided to establish in the Valley of Mexico. The Aztecs moved there because of a prophecy by Huitzilopochtli, their main god. In the prophecy, Huitzilipochtli promised his people that they would have a city of their own some day, but they had to find a specific place to build it. To find this special place, they looked for an eagle, perched on a cactus, holding a snake. After some time they had to settle down peacefully...

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Aztec Civilization

The Aztec Indians created a great civilization in Central Mexico, reaching its peak in the 1500’s. Being late arrivals to the area, and because of their strong neighboring nations, they were forced to live in the swampy western areas of the Lake Texcoco. Because of the swampy surroundings, the Aztecs used mud to create miniature islands in the swamps. These islands are called chinampas, or “floating gardens,” and were used as farming lands. On these fertile islands they grew...

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Maya and Aztec

American continent. Hunting and fishing in small bands, they spread out over North America, pushing their way down to Central America, and farther down into South America until they occupied both continents in varying degrees of population density (The Aztecs: People of the Sun). By 2000 B.C., sedentary villages were common throughout Mesoamerica, dispersed in small communities across highly diverse agricultural environments in both lowlands and highlands. The very diversity of the Mesoamerican environment...

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Aztec Sports

Aztec Sports, and Games by Braedy Leanza The Aztecs played many games and sports. They played amazing games such as Patolli as well as dangerous sports like Tlachtli. I think it would be interesting to see these ancient games in person. In the Aztec ball game Tlachtli you used a ball. The ball was made of rubber or leather. The ball's weight ranged anywhere from 8-10 pounds. The weight of the ball was important because the three players had to get the ball into a hoop high off the ground...

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