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.
That day, 30 June 1520 CE, referred to as Noche Trista, forced the Spanish to flee (Youtube.com). The months following, the Spanish returned with their allies, the Thaxcalan, declaring an extensive and daunting battle ravaged with sickness and death, the city of Tenochtitlan collapsed. The conquerors ransacked and pillaged any remaining resourceful commodities and treasures and declared the land New Spain, under new and direct rule from the New World. The Aztec civilization came to an abrupt end (Calloway
Montazuma the second was possibly one of the most important people in the entire history of The Aztec history. This is because he was the king/emperor when the Spanish concurs concurred the Aztec empire. He was born in 1466 and died in 29 of June 1520. According to one of the sources I used Montazuma was killed by the citizens of Tenochtitlan using rocks and spears because Cortez and his men forced Montazuma to admit defeat to his people. Letting the Spanish in to Tenochtitlan and showing weeknes was a horrible decision because the Spanish concurs saw this and used it against him.
(Pg. 98). Alexander planed on conquering the world, but there were some countries like India and Bactria that was not willing to let him take over their country. Alexander did not give up on conquering Bactria, he gained the trust of the natives
Santa Ana convinced President Polk that, if allowed to come back to United Mexican States, he would finish the war on terms that would be considered favorable to the us. However, once he arrived, he straight off double-crossed President Polk by taking management of the Mexican army and leading it into battle. At the Battle of Buena Vista in February 1847, Santa Ana suffered serious casualties and was forced to withdraw. Despite the loss, he assumed the Mexican presidency the next
INTRODUCTION Throughout the 1840s and 1850s a major war happened called the Mexican American War which drastically changed the U.S. and Mexico and lead to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to be signed and which established the Rio Grande and not the Nueces River as the U.S Border. This also lead to the U.S. annexation of Texas and lead to the Mexico agreeing to sell California and the rest of the territory for 15 million. So you 're probably wondering why the war was fought but you 'll find that out later.
The natives here “attacked with abandon” and after a “bloody contest, Cortes took the city by force (Deeds, Meyer, and Sherman, 78).” The Spaniards later traveled to the near present city of Veracruz, where Cortes first reciprocated messages to Aztec ruler Moctezuma (Deeds, Meyer, and Sherman, 81). After being invited by Moctezuma, Cortes and his men decided to make the 200 miles journey to Tenochtitlan (Deeds, Meyer, and Sherman, 81). Along the way he gained allied, including the Cempoalans and the Tlaxcalans ,whom were native rivals of the Aztec empire (Deeds, Meyer, and Sherman, 82-83). On November 8, 1519, the Spaniards finally arrived in the city and were stared at in awe by the natives as they finally met Moctezuma (Deeds, Meyer, and Sherman, 85).
Since ancient times, Smallpox has devastated the world, killing millions of people. Often referred to as the speckled monster, the smallpox disease originated in the new world when Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors and early English settlers arrived in the Americas. Although there had been attempts to cure the disease, including variation, (that came from Asia 2,000 years ago), they all had a high risk of death. It wasn’t until 1796, when Edward Jenner, a English paleontologist came up with a new form of vaccine, it was called inoculation.
The Tepanec leader, Maxlatzin, realized that the Aztecs were growing too strong under his protection, therefore sought to reduce their power. But the Aztecs decided to fight and resist, crushing the Tepanec. Mongols were referred to as brutal and ruthless fighters. They were vagrants, continually trying to find a territory to occupy. Many areas the Mongols conquered did not have the resources ruthless Mongols possessed.
Unraveling the Facts of the Conquest of Mexico Have you ever been in a situation where there were two sides to the story? Did it make you question who was telling the truth? Well this is exactly what happens when you read The Broken Spears by Miguel León Portilla and The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz. These two accounts reveal information about the conquest of Mexico from two different perspectives. The Broken Spears gives the perspective of the Aztecs, whereas The Conquest of New Spain gives the perspective of the Spanish told by Bernal Díaz.
The ease and dexterity in which Cortes’ Colonists conquered the battle-tested Aztecs goes against any modern doctrine of warfare. Octavio Paz, acclaimed Mexican historian and author of The Labyrinth of Solitude, explains that the Aztec’s encounter with the Spaniards ultimately led to their eventual “suicide” (Paz 93). In this instance, “suicide” means any act or behavior which predisposes oneself to vulnerability or harm. Paz outlines the series of events and cultural views of the Aztecs to paint a landscaping picture of the reasons why a small band of Spanish soldiers were able to subjugate one of greatest Mesoamerican societies of all time. One must start at the crux of the Aztec identity, their culture.
I, Marco Valencia, was a former conquistador of Hernan Cortes. Hernan Cortes was better known throughout the world as the man who defeated the Aztec Empire. As he took over the Aztec Empire and their emperor, Motecuhzoma, Cortes conquered Mexico. In the beginning, Cortes’ goal was to only find gold and other riches along the way, and bring it back to the mainland.
Name: Emad Siddiki Spanish Colonization in Texas Darkness filled the night sky. They were coming. Their footsteps sounded like someone pounding on a drum. The Indians had arrived.
Juan Ponce de León has been killed by natives on his voyage as according to his crew who has arrived back. He was to colonize the land, which he did. However, he needed to conquer the land and take it from the natives. He brought about 50 soldiers with him and many weapons. However, it seems that the European weapons that they brought were less effective for close-range fighting and they were forced to retreat.