Why Did Cornes Conquer The Aztecs

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Cortés was forced to retreat and rebuild his army. He spent the next 10 months conquering other Native Americans and enlisting them as allies against the Aztecs. He also received Spanish reinforcements from Cuba. Cortés invaded the Aztec Empire again in the spring of 1521. He began the siege of Tenochtitlán on May 26. His men stormed the city on August 13 and captured Cuauhtémoc. The old city was destroyed, and Cortés built the new capital of Mexico City on the ruins. He sent out expeditions to pacify the people of present-day Guatemala, Honduras, and the Pacific coast. Cortés served as governor of the new province of New Spain until
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