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  • The Aztecs

    Did you know that the word Aztec was given to them by Europeans ? They actually called themselves Mexica which is where the name Mexico comes from . Westerners that visited the lands called them Aztec due to the original place named Aztlan that they had visited many centuries ago.The Aztec empire was one of the most powerful civilizations in Mesoamerica at the time. The pyramid of Tenochtitlan means “the city of where the gods were created” .The city was constructed on top of a lake which it no longer exist due to the drainage that was done to create Mexico City.Till this day studies have not found who was responsible for the mapping and grid plans to the old city of Tenochtitlan. The great pyramids of Tenochtitlan is now located around thirty…

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  • Genocide In The Aztecs

    Genocide, the deliberate killing of a large group of people, was used to kill particularly those of a specific ethnic group or culture. An example of genocide would be the Aztecs when the Spanish defeated them entirely. This happened in the 1500’s when Cortez, the leader of the Spanish Conquistadors and his men sailed out looking for gold, glory and god. When they came into contact with what is now Mexico, they found the Aztecs who had been practicing their own culture and ways of life which was…

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  • Aztec Civilization

    recognized indigenous Mexican groups is the Aztec, is also the most powerful kingdom of all time in Mesoamerica. This enormous empire reached from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf coast and from central Mexico to the present day-day Republic of Guatemala. Fifteen million people lived in thirty-eight provinces and residing in 489 communities paying tribute to the Emperor Moctezuma II in Tenochtitlan, the capital city of the great Aztec empire. The Aztec spoke a version of the language called Nahuatl…

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  • The Aztecs Essay

    Introduction: Aztecs were known for their remarkable success in development of their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which was built on top of another city Teotihuacan. The Aztecs were very advanced for their time, they constructed strong and stable buildings, their architecture was very simple but elegant. This advancement in their architecture allowed for the city of Tenochtitlan to become the most populated city in Mesoamerica. Aztec Background: The Aztecs are a tribe who were believed to…

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  • An Essay On The Aztecs

    The Aztecs The Aztecs were a complex and interesting people. They are known as a violent and warring people famous for human sacrifice, but they were also ecologist and artist. They were nomads for hundreds of years before settling and building one of the largest cities and empires in the world. They were famed warriors, but inside their own cities knew great peace. The Aztecs are often portrayed as wild savages, but in truth were far from it. The Aztecs, like many ancient cultures…

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  • The Aztec Empire

    1500. The Aztec empire was created with the Mexica at its center. When the Mexica arrived to the Valley of Mexico, they came upon a collapsed Toltec Empire in the twelfth century that was in the hands of the Tepanec Alliance. Through negotiations with the Tepanec Alliance, the Mexica negotiated the right to build their roots on…

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  • Aztec Achievements

    The Aztecs were a powerful and highly advanced civilization that ruled the majority of present day Mexico in the 15th century. At their peak, they established a very organized society which revolved majorly around religion. Aqueducts were constructed, agriculture was cultivated, and their empire seemed to be constantly growing. Astrology was, arguably, one of the more important and fundamental achievements of the Aztec civilization. The development of the calendar became an important part of…

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  • Aztec Religion

    The Aztec Empire, with its capital of Tenochtitlan and its population of approximately 200,000, was constructed on an island on the western side of Lake Tetzcoco. The people of the empire were, however, both diverse and widespread throughout the region, with a collection of more than 300 city-states and perhaps more than 30 provinces, in the valley of Mexica by the 14th century, many of whom came from a variety of sociocultural backgrounds. While most, if not all, Aztecs likely spoke the Nahuatl…

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  • Achievements Of The Aztecs

    The Aztecs were a legendary people that still leave an imprint on the modern Mexican world today. Although they are nowadays known to be gory sacrificing killers, they made some achievements that today people take for granted. Think about the modern Mexican food, like tacos or fajitas. They were influenced by Aztec love of maize (corn) and foods they made such as tamales. The Aztecs were a creative bunch, too. Their artifacts most certainly show the importance of Aztec life and the mark they…

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  • Aztec Culture

    The Aztecs or as they called themselves Mexicas, borrowed much of their culture from the Toltec and they were believed to be the originators of the culture. The Aztecs were well known for their ability and powerful dominance during their quest, their beliefs were always centered on their religion and gods. This was one of the most powerful kingdoms at the time. During the pre- conquest Aztecs were an empire that was notorious because of its prosperous agricultural. Their arts, education,…

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