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  • Mexico City
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    The History of Mexico. When people think of Mexico they think Spanish, but that is wasn't always the way it was. For thousands of years the Spanish hadn't even heard of the New World. Or what is now known as Mexico. Various Mesoamerican tribes ruled it. There is evidence of people living in the area over 15,000 years ago. These people were nomadic and roamed all around South America. Around 2500 BC these people began to grow crops and set up villages, instead of hunt and gather, and move around ...
  • Later Cortes
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    Conquering of the Aztec Empire "There is no way but up, there is no retreat. We must go forward to Mexico and see if this great Montezuma is as great as he proclaims himself to be" (Chapter 2). Cortes told his men this when they were considering mutiny because of suffering from devastating fevers and constant Indian attacks. After Cortes's powerful statement the men then cried out, "forward, to Mexico, to Mexico" (Chapter 2). This was not, by any means Cortes's first exploration. He was a very e...
  • Mexico City's Largest Park
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    Visiting Mexico Spanish is Mexico's predominant language, but Mexican Spanish differs from Castilian Spanish, which is the literary and official language of Spain. In two respects in Mexico, the Castilian lisp has more or less disappeared and numerous Indian words have been adopted. About 5 million people in Mexico speak around 50 Indian languages, and 15% of these Indians speak no Spanish. Although the Mexican government since the revolution has been un supportive of religion, more than 90% of ...
  • Aztecs And Other Tribes
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    The Aztecs Ben Garrett 10 Oct. 2000 Introduction The tribe in which I will be researching is the Aztecs tribe. I plan to find out the answers to the questions below. 1. Where they lived? 2. Their religions? 3. What they ate? 4. Some of their beliefs? 5. What life was like? The Aztecs The Indian tribe I am studying is the Aztecs. I plan on answering questions such as what life was like, what they ate, how they dressed, what their religions were, and many other questions which I intended on findin...
  • Aztec People
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    The Aztecs The Aztec people ruled from the Gulf of Mexico to present day Guatemala. There capital city was Tenochtitlan. The greatest controlling force was religion. It was shown in their architecture and sculpture. They also had writing, numbers and a calendar. They had recorded dates for religious holidays. The children were taught respect, courtesy, truthfulness and self control. Aztec boys learned practical tasks from their fathers at home. Then when they reached 15 they went to a youth hous...
  • Aztecs
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    The Aztec were a very interesting group of people. They had a very advanced civilization for there time which you will learn about. They worshipped gods and sacrificed people and had a very religious life. The Aztec Ruled a mighty empire for more then 1,000 years! For a century the Aztecs of Tenochtitlan had been the greatest power in Mexico. As they grew in political status they became sophisticated and civilized. The Aztecs had a very neat religion that they practiced they worshipped gods and ...
  • Aztec Mexico
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    According to their own history, the Aztecs, who called themselves the Tenochcaor Mexico, started as a small nomadic tribe originating from place called Aztlan. Aztlan existed somewhere in the southern part of California or the north west of Mexico. At this time they were Nahuatl speaking. During the twelfth century they started a period of wandering and in the thirteenth century they came across Mexico's central valley. There they decided to settle. The reason for this is a prophecy. The prophec...
  • Ruler Of The Aztec Empire
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    The Aztecs were an American Indian people who ruled a mighty empire in Mexico from the 1400's to the 1500's. The Aztecs had one of the most advanced civilizations in the Americas and built cities as large as any in Europe at that time. The Aztecs built towering temples, created huge sculptures, and held impressive ceremonies all for the purpose of worshipping their gods. They also practiced a remarkable religion that affected every part of their lives, which featured human sacrifice. In the year...
  • Human Sacrifice Most Exciting Rituals Of Aztec Religion
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    The Aztecs: People of the Sun Essay written by INTRODUCTION The Aztecs were an American Indian people who ruled a mighty empire in Mexico from the 1400's to the 1500's. The Aztecs had one of the most advanced civilizations in the Americas and built cities as large as any in Europe at that time. They also practiced a remarkable religion that affected every part of their lives and featured human sacrifice. The Aztecs built towering temples, created huge sculptures, and held impressive ceremonies a...
  • Art And Architecture In The Aztec Civilization
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    The Aztec Indians created a great civilization in Central Mexico, reaching its peak in the 1500's. Being late arrivals to the area, and because of their strong neighboring nations, they were forced to live in the swampy western areas of the Lake Tex coco. Because of the swampy surroundings, the Aztecs used mud to create miniature islands in the swamps. These islands are called china mpas, or 'floating gardens,' ; and were used as farming lands. On these fertile islands they grew corn, squash, ve...
  • Aztec And Maya Areas
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    Major Indian Civilizations - Some archaeologists and anthropologists use the term "nuclear" America. "Nuclear", a common misconception among most individuals including weapons of mass destruction, what is truly intended for the meaning is the ancient cultural centers of America. The term nuclear America refers to the areas of the three great Indian civilizations - the Maya, the Aztec, and the Inca. Nuclear America included two areas. One area was in the part of Middle America that today makes up...
  • Aztec Cities
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    THE AZTEC NATION The Aztecs are Native American people who created a rich civilization and powerful empire in central and southern Mexico from the 14th to the 16th century. They were one of the largest and most advanced Indian nations to ever exist on earth. The Aztecs life style was better than many Europeans of that time but they lag behind in military technology. The Aztec nation is more unique in its history, economy, geography and way of life then any other nation at that time About three t...
  • Aztec Cities
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    The Aztec people ruled much of what is now Mexico from about 1427 until 1521, which was when the Spaniards conquered the empire. The empire was at its highest point since it had begun more than a century earlier. At the height of their power, the Aztec's controlled a region stretching from central Mexico to the Gulf of Mexico and also in parts of Guatemala. The Aztec's built great cities and developed a complex social, political, and religious structure. Their capital, Tenochtitlan, was located ...
  • Center Of The Aztec Empire
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    Aztec sAn example of monumental archetecture within the Aztec society is the great pyramid ofTenochtitlan. It was created by the revered speaker Montecuzoma I, who was the ruler ofthe Aztecs in 1466. The pyramid was not finished until the rule of Montecuzoma II, around 1508. (Carrasco, Montezumas Mexico, Pg 49.) The pyramid was known to the Aztecs as the "i cpac tlamanacali", or The Great Pyramid. It's base was square, and 150 yards to a side. It rose toa height of 70 yards, and had smooth sides...
  • Disgust Cort's Went Back To Spain
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    Cortez, Hernando Cort's, Hern n or Cortez, Hernando (1485-1547), Spanish explorer and conqueror of the Aztec Empire of Mexico. Cort's was born in Me dell n, Extremadura. He studied law at the University of Salamanca, but cut short his university career in 1501 and decided to try his fortune in the New World. He sailed for Santo Domingo in the spring of 1504. In 1511 he joined the Spanish soldier and administrator Diego Vel zquez in the conquest of Cuba, and subsequently became alcalde (mayor) of...
  • Aztec Empire
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    The Aztecs were the most powerful empire of in all of the New World. For hundreds of years, their empire dominated all other tribes, giving themselves more and more power. It took a great amount of luck and leadership to defeat the mighty Aztecs. Hernando Cortes, led by his desire for gold, took on the Aztecs and succeeded. Pride, diseases, weaponry, unity, and trickery from the Spanish all helped to halt the Aztec's rapid growth and remove them from power in Mexico. The first of the Aztecs ente...
  • Founding Mexico City On The Aztec
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    Mexico City is the capitol of Mexico and the center of the nations politics, culture and economic environment. Its current population is around 17 million which makes it the second largest metropolitan area in the world behind Tokyo, Japan. Mexico was built on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, which was the capital of the Aztec Empire. The Aztecs had developed an advanced civilization that dominated much of what is now the country of Mexico during the 15th and 16th centuries. In the early 16th century ...
  • Aztecs And The Incas
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    The Aztecs and the Incas are two of the most memorable ancient Indian tribes because of their accomplishments and the way that they flourished and became two of the most prominent tribes in the Americas. The Aztecs, also known as the Mexico, dominated central and southern Mexico from the 14th to 16th centuries and are best known for having established an empire based on conquest, tribute paying and the religious sacrifice of humans and animals. The Quechuan-speaking Incas established an extensiv...

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