Aztec Society Essay

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The Aztecs had a very complex way of living. The Aztecs spoke the Nahuatl language, and lived in an area of what is now Mexico. The rich lived in houses made of sun dried brick, and sometimes stone, and the poor lived in huts with thatched roofs. They grew chili peppers, corn, tomatoes, beans, and squash. They put chili on almost everything they ate, they made stew, tortillas, and stuffed flat breads. At home women cooked and cleaned, and the men mostly spent time at war. Aztec society was divided into eight different social classes. Rulers, warriors, nobility, priest and priestesses, middle class, free poor, slaves, and the servants. Upper classes wore brightly dyed clothes made of cotton, decorated with feathers. Lower classes wore clothes …show more content…
At home women cooked and cleaned, and the men mostly spent time at war. Aztec society was divided into eight different social classes. Rulers, warriors, nobility, priest and priestesses, middle class, free poor, slaves, and the servants. Upper classes wore brightly dyed clothes made of cotton, decorated with feathers. Lower classes wore clothes often made of the fibers of maguey leaves spun into thread. Slaves were not captured people, the captured people were sacrificed to feed the hungry Aztec god’s. There was only two ways you could become a slave, either it was your punishment for disobeying the law, or you could be sold or sell yourself into slavery to pay off family debt. The Aztecs had a very complex way of living. The Aztecs spoke the Nahuatl language, and lived in an area of what is now Mexico. The rich lived in houses made of sun dried brick, and sometimes stone, and the poor lived in huts with thatched roofs. They grew chili peppers, corn, tomatoes, beans, and squash. They put chili on almost everything they ate, they made stew, tortillas, and stuffed flat breads. At home women cooked and cleaned, and the men mostly spent time at

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