Was Hernan Cortes Justified

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After reading the article I have come to the conclusion that Hernan Cortes was justified in overthrowing the Aztecs. I believe he did not have any intentions in the first place to have a battle with the Aztecs. The Aztecs were the ones who were secretly planning on killing Cortes and anyone who was with him. In the essay it said he asked one of the natives of the city if what he was being told by his female translator and the Tascalteca was true. The native had confirmed the facts. I feel that Cortes did what he felt would protect him and his men. Yes, Cortes had brought over cannons and other weapons to the island but he had not used them until he had felt threatened and thought it was the best thing to do. Cortes was a very ambitious man
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