When the Spanish first arrived, they were in awe of the architecture of the Aztecs and this amazement may have contributed to them possibly respecting the Aztec people at first for their accomplishments. Differences in religion, sparked most of the aggressive behavior of the Spanish towards the Aztecs. They saw the human sacrifices and other practices of the Aztec religion as barbaric. This caused them to view the Aztecs as inferior and ultimately as enemies against their faith. With that state of mind, it was no longer necessary for the Spanish to try to peacefully deal with the Aztecs.
The conflict and defeat of the Aztecs was not avoidable because the Spanish were looking for gold and land, and would have eventually come into contact with the Aztecs no matter who found the land of Tenochtitlan first. Since the Aztecs had everything the Spaniards wanted, it was likely that a battle between the two was bound to happen. In war the Spanish had a large advantage because of their weapons and battle gear. If the Aztecs came into contact with the Spanish, they were likely to die because of the disease the Spaniards carried with them. Also, a lot of enemies were created against the Aztecs because of the human sacrifices they had to make in order to nourish their gods.
As a young conquistador coming to a strange land that has a large pyramid with thousands of people surrounding it as they were chanting and yelling while looking toward the very top of the stairs that led to the top of the pyramid. You see people at the top and notice how they are cutting out the hearts of these human sacrifices and tossing them down the stairs. You stare in horror and notice what a terrible and cruel place you have come across. There was human sacrifice going on and gruesome wars over land that ultimately led to more and more death. But then you take another look around and see their agriculture and all the amazing irrigation systems they have set up and you 're completely shocked about how well their farming systems are.
1) The Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro belongs to murder and violence and does not belong to arts, and his expeditions prove that. 2) Francisco Pizarro who conquered the Inca was a violence supporter, and his aim was the wealth and power, as a result of that he was killed in a violence way by his people. That prove that every human being behind his favor. 3) Francisco Pizarro creates a new type of art, the art of invasion of the Inca Empire.
did not succeed. In the Aztec, Inca, and Mayan Empire they did succeed at making them into servants and forced labor. Another difference is that the Europeans forced the Incas and Aztecs to change their religion and become Catholic. They sent a lot of Franciscans to convert Indians to their new religion. On the other hand, The Mississippi Valley Tribes were not forced to change their beliefs.
The Aztecs began as a northern tribe whose name came from a valley known as Aztlan, which was the name of their homeland. They appeared in Mesoamerica, today known as the south central region of Mexico, in the 13th century. There, the Aztecs built their proud city, Tenochtitlan. It was the heart of the Aztec civilization. The Aztec emperor didn’t rule every city state.
Conquistadors: A Conquistador is a leader in the Spanish conquest of the Americas. They were individuals whose weapons, organizational skills, and determination brought them remarkable success. Hernan cortes was a very important conquistador because he defeated the Aztec empire, and took over Mexico for Spain. Francisco Pizarro was an also an important conquistador because he brought over weapons, gunpowder, and horses and he discovered the Incas and then he conquered the Inca empire. Francisco Vasquez de coronado was an explorer and a conquistador who led a large voyage from Mexico to present-day Kansas.
One of the most famous events in Aztec history was the battle of Tenochtitlan, in which Hernan Cortes and his army of hundreds marched all the way to the capital where he murdered the leader Moctezuma II. During this great historical battle Cortes’ men slaughtered many men, women and children just for total control over the whole city. As well as murdering the leader Moctezuma II and killing hundreds/thousands of innocent people Hernan Cortes also burned down the whole of the city at the end of the long battle to show his power, might and control. This battle is one of the most historical and important events during the Aztec era because it helped shape the way the Aztecs lived in such ways as religion/beliefs and the what they did from
Did you know that the Aztecs and the Spanish were both imperialist and expansionist people. Did you also know that in their respective areas they were the most powerful. The Mexicans now known as ,Aztecs, had a violent war with the Spanish who was led by a conquistador,Hernan Cortés, during the 1500’s in the place now known as Mexico. The Spanish were in search of gold which was one of the reasons that had led to the attack. The Spaniards and the Aztecs both were powerful especially during war.
When the Spanish arrived in Mesoamerica the conquistadors were accompanied by Christian missionaries. These missionaries saw their mission of converting the natives to Christianity as being an important aspect of the conquest. Conversion methods used by the missionaries included: baptisms, discrediting native gods and mass relocations to “fortress-like convents and churches”. The Maya religion was different and similar to Christianity.
During the 1480s and the 15000s many powerful leaders finally had their chance to step up and help in the new world. These leaders ranged from Montezuma II, the leader of the Aztecs. Montezuma had , heard of the Spaniards’ approach and sent gifts to appease them. After reaching the city of Tenochtitlán, Montezuma personally welcomed them and provided lodging in a palace. Hernán Cortés, a spanish conquistador, had recognized that his men were vastly outnumbered and took Montezuma hostage.
1) The Conquest of Mexico represents the views told though the eyes of those that were living during the conquest of the Aztec city, Tenochtitlan. The viewpoint reflects somewhat biased respect for the Aztec political and social organizations, along with their warriors who challenged Cotes' army. Sahagun captures the fear that the Aztecs had and all the trauma they experienced with the defeat. He viewed Cortez as ruthlessness; with all his power and resources; firearms and horses.
Tenochtitlán was the capital city of the Aztec civilization. It was founded in AD 1325 by the Mexica people. This city was built on a cluster of small natural islands on Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico. The small island was gradually enlarged as Tenochtitlán grew. It became one of the largest and most powerful cities in Mesoamerica.