Amongst the Aztecs, the Spanish deceived them with their own culture, convincing them to believe Hernan Cortez was their sun God. The Spanish eventually destroyed the Aztecs and other Latin American civilization in a similar way. This has caused indigenous Latin American people of contemporary society to become disconnected to the culture of their ancestors before the European conquest.
One of the myths was the “completion” which portrayed the idea that the indigenous people were completely overtaken and were easily converted to catholicism.When the reality was that it took a lot of strife and battles to make the Aztecs finally submit to catholicism. “When the battle of Cholula was finished the Cholultecas understood and believed that the God of the white men who were His most powerful sons, were more potent than their own (pg 48).” This quote demonstrates how the Cholultecas believed in catholicism as well as deemed the spaniards as gods themselves. However, Restall reiterated in his book that the indigenous people knew that the spaniards were not divine, but ultimately confirmed and submitted to save their lives and entwined catholicism into their culture rather than being completely overtaken by it. In conclusion, The Broken Spears by Miguel Leon Portilla and The Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest by Matthew Restall convey similar concepts of the Aztecs and the spaniards during the Spanish
Most contribute the fall of the Aztec empire to Spanish conquer. However, it could result from diverse reasoning, ranging from rapid expansion and growth, the resistance to a forceful belief system, to Spanish conquers. Upon Spanish onset, Montezuma attempted to pay off these distant visitors with innumerable gifts ranging from rare and exotic feathers taken from his own personal petting zoo to valuable gold and other distinct metals, these extravagant gifts however were taken into diverse light from the Spanish and exploited the wealth that potentially awaited them in this new
November 8, 1519, Hernan Cortes at Tenochtitlan and was welcomed by an Aztec Emperor, Montezuma the second. Even though Montezuma didn’t trust Cortes, he thought that Cortes might be their god Quetzalcoatl, just in a human form. Montezuma gave Hernan and his men gifts of gold because he thought by giving them gifts would keep Cortes from taking over their city, but they made Cortes want more and more. Cortes imprisoned Montezuma within his own city, but Governor Velasquez from Cuba sent the expedition under conquistador Panfilo de Narvaez to take orders from Cortez. Cortes left Tenochtitlan to go and fight Narvaez.
Her article, “History of Standard Oil Company, raised public awareness of Rockefeller’s ruthless monopoly. Later her efforts paid off, there was a trial for the company, Standard Oil v. U.S. in 1911. They declared the company a monopoly and broke it up. In conclusion, the Progressive Era had many problems, from corruption to unsanitary working conditions. However, from the hard work and determination of these past muckrakers reforms were made to better the situations that the Americans faced.
The Aztecs were constantly launching raids to capture prisoners for the enormous number of human sacrifices they conducted. There is important archeological evidence showing that several Indian civilizations suffered violent ends at the hands of other Indian cultures long before the arrival of the Europeans in America. • In effect, the Spanish employed a colonization strategy of "gold and souls." Converting the native population to Catholicism not only spread the doctrines of the Catholic Church, then under threat in Europe, but could, it was believed, further the control of Indian behavior in the mines and on the plantations. In conclusion there is evidence that The Black Legend was no more atrocious than that of any other European country that settled in the new world.
The Mexican-American War changed the Unites States of America in a monumental way. This war changed The U.S.A.’s relationship with foreign powers and the economic standpoint of the nation. The Mexican- American war, and its strong ties to manifest destiny, shaped the nation in a country bordered by two seas with a chance for common folk and foreigners to have a sustainable life due to the gold rush. The war can also be accounted for the downfall leading to the Civil War over the conflict of slavery due to the land purchased in the wars treaty. Conflict between Mexico and the United States began when Texas, previously part of Mexico, became part of the United States.
Inside it, for century’s people killed cold bloodedly as entertainment. It seems as if the buildings had gone from one type of extreme to the next. There was very much still a control of power but the values of each monument are different. There are some interesting similarities and ironies in the two monuments like the incredible architecture and engineering, power being exhibited, and it is ironic because the huge stature of Nero that turned into to Solis was once called the colossus which was in turned used as name inspiration for the
The prison hasn’t just been used to provide a building, but its been used for it’s material and has been slowly torn apart. Piece by piece through time, parts of the prison have been torn down. In 1916, there was a flood in Yuma and what the townspeople used to rebuild were parts from the prison (Murphy 1). In order for the Southern Pacific Railroad to be built the western walls and the woman's cells had to be destroyed in 1923 (The Yuma Territorial Prison). More destruction was made when the hospital in the prison and the Mes Hall were burned down in 1924 (The Yuma Territorial Prison).
The writers could also add their own opinions and interpretations into their writings. Not only were the opinions of the people during the time affected by any bias that was added to the documents, but these ancient scribes controlled how future generations would view and understand the past. One example of this is from an eyewitness account written by an Aztec who recorded the events that took place during the conquest of Mexico (Kishlansky 306). In the account, the Aztec warrior gives details about the gifts and sacrifices the Aztec people made to the Spaniards, but the Spaniards grew angry with the locals and took military chiefs captive and killed some of the local Kings (Kishlansky 306). The Aztec warrior goes on to write about more of the horrible acts of the Spaniards, but it is important to remember that the point of view is from an Aztec and not a Spaniard so the document may be biased.
While many worldviews exist, The fall of the Aztec empire was unavoidable.The Aztec’s were a group of people who were very religious and lived in Mexico for hundreds of years but one day a group of Spanish people arrived and executed all of the Aztec people. Many of them died from diseases the spanish brought with them like small pox. The others were killed by the spanish and some were taken to spain as slaves. This was led by an explorer named Hernan Cortes. The first reason that the shows extinction of the Aztec race was unavoidable was because of the diseases like smallpox that the Spanish brought with them.
Throughout the years it has been seen how Narcos have been taking over the lives of innocent people in the city of Mexico. Authorities have not even bothered on setting up an investigation, because it is believed they were involved in the incident as well. Narcos are known for buying over law enforcement, and if the president doesn’t do anything to stop these inhumane people, then when we least know it, it will take over the government itself, and the people of Mexico city will be in a risk of more danger than they already are. The incident of the article is based mainly on the government being part of the 43 disappeared students. The Narcos are mentioned because the mayor’s wife has a brother who is a Narco that might have a connection to the missing students.
Portilla points out how wary this made the Mexicas about their new “guests” and how they immediately reported what they saw to their king. By the time the Spaniards marched all the way to the Aztec metropolis, Tenochtitlan, they had created several allies. Portilla explains that the people that sided with the Spaniards were enemies that had been conquered by the Aztec. The Mexica’s began to resent their “gods” and mistrust King Motcuhzoma for letting the Spanish conquistadors wreak havoc among the natives and their customs. Before long the author begins to describe the many battles fought between the Aztec warriors and the strangers.