A possible reason for why the Spanish conquered the Aztecs was the Spanish wanted to spread Christianity. Two sources corroborate that Spain wanted to spread Christianity. According to Document A, it says “There is to be a church and a chaplain entrusted with indoctrinating and teaching them our Holy Catholic faith.” The government was paying for the churches and making sure the culture is spread from town to town. As a result of the churches being established in the Aztec Empire, the Aztecs have to practice the religion and learning the culture of Spain. Another source also agrees that Spain wanted to spread Christianity. According to document E it says “What is more appropriate and beneficial for these barbarians than to become subject
Even though the Columbian Exchange did accelerate the trade of slaves, it introduced an important aspect in life during the 1600’s all the way up to today. It provided foods that would be otherwise inaccessible, and contributed to culture in the Americas. The Columbian Exchange was the best event in history due to its influence in globalization and Old World advancement. The first example of globalization is found during the Columbian Exchange. It made trade easier throughout the known world.
Columbian Exchange allowed the change of animals, plants, trade, and technologies flourished the economy in different countries. One of these exchanged products, sliver, played an important role in social and economic role in Ming Dynasty, Spanish Empire, Japan and England. Japan and England benefited by the flow of silver, since Japan located at the mine center with numerous sliver, and England emerged in Asian trade networks . Spain in another way, was befitted at the beginning, but then Spain economy was ruined by silver. Moreover, silver brought more negative effects on economy and social life for Ming Dynasty and their solutions provided, since Ming Chinese government required taxes in silver.
The Aztec Empire is one of the most memorable and recognizable. It started in the early 13th century and ended around 1521. When asked what is known about the Aztecs, people would most likely mention their human sacrifices. However, there was so much more to them than that. Other aspects of their Empire were their geography, farming techniques, and yes, of course, their religion/rituals.
The fall of the Aztec Empire was due to the determination of the Spaniards. The Spaniards were destructive. They did not respect the Natives’ religions at all. They almost destroyed all of the Natives’ culture, and now we know very little about Natives. The Spaniards’ greed and obsession with power, this was their main motivation to conquer the Aztec Empire.
When the spanish arrived, usually because of what the aztecs believe in they would have been sacrificed immediately but, in the 1500’s when Hernan Cortes a spanish conquistador, entered Aztec territory with a small group of men the aztec men thought that they were sent by their god, Quetzalcoatl which is a very important god to the Aztecs who had vowed that he would appear when the world was near its end. The spanish came looking to convert people to the catholic religion and also to get gold. The spanish stayed for awhile as a guest of emperor and the longer they stayed the more suspicious things started to become because they did not act like gods nor did they attend sacrifice ceremonies. When the Aztecs decided it was time for the Spanish
They felt that converting them would make them smarter and more aware of their purpose. The European views on religion were very ethnocentric. They felt that Christianity was the only real religion and it was their job to travel around the world to make others aware of their
For proof of their power, the Aztecs were immense believers in gods and sacrificing others. The Aztecs went to war then, captured others to sacrifice. Hence they could not have done their intense sacrifice without neighboring civilization’s
In the Western Hemisphere, no early civilization was more remarkable than the Maya. The Maya are the best-known classical civilizations of Mesoamerica, originating in the state in southeastern Mexico, Yucatan at around 2000 B.C. They rose to importance around A.D. 250 in present-day southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and northern Belize. The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples. As being the most remarkable civilization in the Western Hemisphere, the Maya produced an extensive range of structures, and have left a great architectural legacy that places the Maya civilization as one of the great preindustrial civilizations of the world.
The author gives insight on how many ways the Spaniards used their power to assist in the downfall of the Aztecs. The reason why the Spaniards became victorious, was because the Spaniards were looked upon as if they were gods because of their outer appearance. The Aztecs broke bread and welcomed the Spaniards with gifts and parties. The Aztecs triggered their relationship with the Spaniards by holding a ritual for the arrival of the god which included a human sacrifice. The Spaniards didn’t agree with the rituals and began to despise the Aztecs.
The Aztecs were one of the most famous and successful early civilizations of the Americas that we know of, who ruled an empire in the modern day country of Mexico from 1350 to 1519. From their capital city of Tenochtitlan, now known as Mexico City, to their daily routines, the Aztecs had many achievements that they deserve recognition for. Two very important components in the history of the Aztecs are agriculture and human sacriﬁce. Although they both play huge roles in Aztec culture, historians should emphasize on their methods of farming. The reasons why historians should center their focus on the Aztecs' agricultural techniques are they aﬀected the growth of their empire, were used on a huge scale, and were very unique in comparison to other
Since 1492, Spain recognized Christianity as its official religion because there was no distinction between Catholicism and Protestantism. Most of the Spanish population practiced Christianity due to Jews being banished and Muslims being converted. In 1517, the Protestant Reformation divided the Christian religion half - into Catholicism and Protestantism. Spain supported the Catholic religion, and they saw the New World as an opportunity to convert others to Catholicism. They believed that religion gave them the right to conquer new land, because they “came to serve God and to get rich, as all men wish to do,” which Bernal Diaz del Castillo said while working with Hernán Cortés in the conquest of Mexico.
Las Vegas is where I was born and raised. That doesn’t mean that I just gave up on my Mexican culture. Like many others, I have a culture that is both American and Mexican. My culture has shaped my values, perceptions, and behaviors. The culture of my family, community, and society has made who I am as a person in numerous ways.
Mexican Culture: Customs and Traditions The Mexican culture is very diverse which has undergone many transformations over several decades and the culture varies widely throughout Mexico and the United States. I will be more focused on the other side of the border and express my findings about the Mexican culture in Mexico. According to woldatlas an online database, the majority of Mexicans live in cities like Mexico City with a population of 12 million Mexicans.
The Aztec Empire lasted from the year 1345 to the year 1521. During these years, the Aztec Empire was able to flourish all throughout central Mexico. Their capital was established on Teotihuacan, on top of a lake. The Aztec Empire alone was 117,501 miles squared long. The citizens of the Aztec Empire were feared all over Mexico.