During the year of exploration Hernan Cortez is recognized as one the most ruthless conquistadors from Spain. Cortez would lead an expedition that would cause the fall of the Aztec empire. The native people believed the Spanish were Gods sent from the sky, little did they know what they had in store for them. Hernan Cortez was able to conquer the indigenous people by disease, weapons, and most important the aid from native allies. Therefore, Cortez would successfully abolish the Aztec empire that would unlock many lands and riches that would benefit Europe.
“The Spanish had the advantage of superior weaponry. Aztec arrows were no match for the Spaniards’ muskets and cannons” (McDougal 556). In their area, the Aztec civilization had a reputation of successful rulers, and handmade yet powerful weapons. Even so, Spanish conquistadors were able to beat them without much effort because of their advanced weaponry. Any survivors were forced to live in fear of others coming from Europe and killing them with manufactured weaponry.
Back then, the guns were very hard to load and fire. However, when these guns did fire they created a very intimidating effect on the opponent. Weapons such as: steel swords, lances, and daggers were far more effective. Unfortunately, the Indians were armed only with blunt clubs, which were somewhat effective, but were not able to kill any of the Spaniards. The Spaniards also had armor made of steel, and the Indians had worn armor made of cloth.
The Spaniards’ greed and obsession with power, this was their main motivation to conquer the Aztec Empire. The Aztecs’ religion is what got them into the most trouble. They sacrificed humans for their Gods, which was wrong in the Spaniards’ eyes (and mine too). They also were very superstitious .The Aztecs may have won the battle against the Spaniards if they too had advanced weaponry and battle tactics. The Aztecs and the Spaniards were vastly different people, however they had similarities.
Latter President Ulysses S. Grant was another American in opposition to the war with Mexico. In his personal memoirs he wrote “To this day, I regard the Mexican War as one of the most unjust wars ever waged by a stronger nation against a weaker nation . . . in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory.” (Document 3) On the other hand, there were publications like The New-York Daily Tribune would called the war “piratical” and the invasion was a “flagrant outrage” and it was also called “immoral and unwise”.
The Aztec Army The Aztecs, considered to be the most powerful people back in their time, were a very established civilization that worked as a group to get things done. The Aztecs (in their eyes) were very approachable people. On the other hand, in the eyes of the Spanish and the Spanish priests, they were seen as cannibals and savages due to their practices and their religious beliefs. Although, when the time came, the Aztec army was a force to be reckoned with. With hundreds of thousands of trained soldiers at the ready, it seemed as if the Aztecs were invincible when it came to warfare, but with this many troops there had to be organization within the battle, enough training prior to ensure success, enough hand-held weapons, and advanced
“ The Mexican-American War” was a war between the Americans and the Mexicans. According to ¨ ThoughtCo ¨ it says, ¨ The Americans wanted California and other Mexican terrioryś ¨ With the power that the United States government had they were able to conquer Mexico. From 1846 to 1848, the United States of America and Mexico were in war. According to the website " ThoughtCo " it states, “ The war was disastrous for Mexico, as it was forced to sign away nearly half of its national territory, including California, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and parts of several other current US states.¨ This was a Benefit for the Americans because they had more territory and land, but on the other hand Mexico had lost most of their land and had to find a new place to rebuild their culture. The United state had a treaty with the Native Americans that “ negotiated to establish borders and prescribe conditions of behavior “.
The Senate realized Caesar was going to be king for a long period, thus destroying the power of the Senate. The Senators intention was killing for the good, the integrity, and the survival of the Republic. They alleged that his power would end their representative government. By doing that, though, they brought on rule by strong emperors, which ended the power of the Roman Senate. This is shown by how the killers claimed the murder was the murder of a tyrant.
When Mexico declined their offer, President James Polk needed an excuse to go to war with Mexico to steal California right from underneath them. Polk spread the rumor that it was their “manifest destiny” to extend America’s territory to the Pacific Ocean. Historians today ask the question: Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico? The United States was not justified, because the United States were greedy for land, “manifest destiny” is weak excuse, and because of the human cost. The United States had its eye on expand its territory and started with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
What's so bad about the conspiracy against Julius Caesar in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar ? Caesar should have all the power, that's why Cassius started the Conspiracy because Caesar is hungry for power and that's all he cares about. If this was going on right now in this day and age I would be on the side of the conspiracy because Caesar shouldn't have all the power. One of the reasons I think they joining the conspiracy is a good idea is that Brutus says Caesar is like a serpent and that the conspiracy has to kill him before he hatches (gets crowned king). Another reason they needed to form this conspiracy is because Caesar would've been in complete power.