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  • Inca Empire
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    Aztecs: Incas At the time the Spaniards arrived to the New World they found different Indian civilizations with many similitude and differences. In Mexico the Spaniards found a very stable empire called the Aztecs; the Aztec empire controlled a region stretching from the Valley of Mexico in central Mexico east to the Gulf of Mexico and south to Guatemala. The Aztec built great cities and developed a complex social, political, and religious structure. Spaniards found another Indian civilization c...
  • Aztec And Inca Empires
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    The Aztec and Inca peoples lived in militaristic and expansionist societies whose ideals were fueled by their religious convictions. Expansionism was necessary for both societies to support their religious beliefs. The religious zeal of these two civilizations became something that the leaders of the empires could not control. These empires were built through ideologically driven conquests, which became the cornerstones of their societies and something beyond the control of the rulers. Every imp...
  • Complex Tribute System Of The Aztec Government
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    Aztec Success The Triple Alliance was a bond formed in 1482 between the cities of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Ta cuba. We know the empire they created as the Aztec Empire. Their reign included the conquest of many neighboring communities. The immense amount of land and people they reigned over caused many problems because of the enormous distances and rudimentary means of communication. This led to a special kind of rule where the remote cities received preferential treatment to guarantee their l...
  • Aztec Empire
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    AZTECS The Aztecs came from Azatlan which is the mythical place of origin (Aztecs of Lost Civilization). Huizilopochtli, the god of war, told the Aztecs to leave Azatlan and wander until they saw an eagle perched on a cactus growing out of a rock and eating a snake (Los Aztecas). The Aztecs traveled many years to find the legend and finally found it while at Lake Texcoco. Lake Texcoco was ruled by the Toltec's between the 10th and 11th centuries (Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia). Since many other...
  • Travel Guide To The Aztecs
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    A Travel Guide to the Aztecs Honor Code 1st March 2002 Submitted to: Mr. Kitch Submitted by: Nadir MonnooGrade 9 Period 1 This is the 13th century and this is Nadir, from the History channel 13. This guide will show to you how fun and amazing a trip to the Aztec civilization can be, so if you ever want to visit the Aztec civilization this paper should be your travel guide. I have lived almost all my life learning about the Aztecs and working for the History channel 13. I will guide you through t...
  • Aztec Cities And Towns
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    The Aztec Indians, who are known for their domination of southern and central Mexico, ruled between the 14th and 16th centuries. They built a great empire and developed very modernized ways of doing things. They had phenomenal architectural skills and waterway systems. The Aztec Indians also had very developed social class and government systems and practiced a form of religion. To begin with, the Aztecs were very skilled in the art of Architecture and waterway systems. An example of the monumen...
  • Aztec Myth Of Creation The Fifth Sun
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    Introduction to the People of the Sun The sun is a visible, astronomical fact - "the one immutable fact of existence, the source of all life on earth". It journeys overhead from east to west by day, dips into darkness, and by night travels underground west to east to rise triumphantly again at dawn - the start of a new day (Waters 203). The sun has been the focal point of energy and worship in many cultures throughout the world. The Aztecs were one culture that used the light of the sun to trium...
  • Aztec Empire
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    The Aztec Empire History The center of the Aztec civilization was the Valley of Mexico, a huge, oval basin about 7,500 feet above sea level. The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilization occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lake Texcoco. In the swamplands there was only one piece of land to farm on and it was totally surrounded by more marshes. The Aztec families somehow converted these disadvantages to a mighty empire known as the Aztec Empire. People say the empire was parti...
  • Ruler Of Tenochtitlan And The Aztec Empire
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    Did the Expansion of the Aztec Empire Lead to Their Downfall? The Aztec Indians originated from a place called Aztlan, somewhere in north or northwest Mexico. At that time the Aztecs were a small, nomadic tribe living in the border territory on the margins of civilized Mesoamerica. (see mapI) In the 13th century they settled in the valley of central Mexico. The Aztecs finally found refuge on a small island in Lake Texcoco, where about 1345, they founded the town of Tenochtitlan. The island was f...
  • 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...
  • Aztec's Capital City
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    The Aztec Indians, who are known for their domination of southern and central Mexico, ruled between the 14th and 16th centuries. Their name is derived fro mAzatlan, the homeland of the north. The Aztecs also call themselves Mexico and there language came from the Nahuatlan branch of the Uto-Aztecan family. The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilization occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lake tex coco. Late families were unfortunate and were forced to go to the swamp lands. In...
  • 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...
  • End Of The Aztec Empire
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    TOLTECS; The Toltecs were an Indian tribe who existed from 900 A.D. to 1200. They had a capital city of Toll an, and their influences reached south to the Yucatan and Guatemala. They were a composite tribe of Nashua, O tomi, and Nonoalca. The To lt es made huge stone columns decorated like totem poles. AZTECS Aztecs were an American Indian people who rule an empire in Mexico during the 1400's and early 1500's. They practiced a religion that affected every part of their lives. To worship the Azte...
  • Pizarro And Martin Luther
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    There are many people who can be considered the indirect founding fathers of The United States. Such people are The Christian Crusaders, Marco Polo, Cortez, Pizarro, and Martin Luther. The Crusades were a series of holy wars fought to win the holy land of Christianity from those who follow Mohammed. Even though these wars failed in the respect of winning the land back, they did triumph in another aspect. The crusaders introduced a lifestyle to the Europeans in the Holy Land that was more appeali...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Basic Unit Of Aztec Society
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    In this essay I will describe the civilizations of Africa and the New World. I will show how these great civilizations were alike and how they were not. The Africans and the Indians were alike in their rise to greatness, each achieving it through conquest. They were also alike in their means of survival; all were agricultural peoples. These two cultures both experienced tremendous wealth and all were a model for civilizations to come. All African societies shared one basic feature: a close relat...
  • Famous People In Aztec Culture
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    Ancient Civilizations of Americas Aztec's Aztec Empire, Native American state that ruled much of what is now Mexico from about 1428 until 1521. At the height of their power, the Aztec controlled a region stretching from the Valley of Mexico in central Mexico east to the Gulf of Mexico and south to Guatemala. The Aztec Indians had a very violent religion. The Aztec orbited everything around religion. The Aztec believed in human sacrifice. They believed that to prevent the Earth from being destroy...
  • Tenochtitlan While The Development Of The Aztecs
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    Growing up in the Untied States, I never really knew much about my heritage the first few years of my life. My teachers never really talked about other countries other then the United States. Well actually they did talk about them they just never really went into much detail about other heritage. I actually never knew there was more to my ancestors and how cheated I felt for not knowing or being taught about them. All I really knew about them was the Aztecs was that they did their certain human ...

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