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    The letter from Cortes and the Florentine Codex both describe the same event but from different perspectives. In an essay of approximately 600 words, compare and contrast these two documents. You could examine the history portrayed in the documents, different perspectives, language, tone, etc. Be sure to quote directly from the text and cite appropriately. To begin with, the letter from Cortes and the Florentine Codex both are describing the same event. The only difference is the perspective. Hernan Cortes was a Spanish Conquistador who caused the fall of the Aztec Empire by conquering Tenochtitlan, present day Mexico City. He took their leader Moctezuma captive, and this led to a massive riot that ended with a lot of death. Although, the Florentine Codex covers the same event it has a totally different tone and view of things. While both the letters from Cortes and the Florentine codex cover the same event no one see’s everything in the same way. First, despite the documents of Cortes letter and the Florentine Codex being the same event, the Codex mentions the Spaniards before the reach Tenochtitlan, while Cortes letter start from where he…

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    The Conquistadors are Spanish men that explored who find the new world but most importantly South America. Who was Francisco Pizzaro? He was a Spanish Conquistador who was born around 1474 in Trujillo, Spain. In 1528 Pizzaro was welcomed by the Inca’s leader Wayna Capac but in the Inca’s trusted leader died of small pox. Pizzaro went back to Panama overjoyed and while he was there him and his partners planned for their next conquest. 1529 when he went back to Spain the queen gave them a license…

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    Hernando de Soto was born c. 1500 to a noble, but poor family in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain. He went to the University of Salamanca, where he was funded by Pedro Arias Dávila. His father wanted him to become a lawyer, but he told his father that he was going to explore the West Indies. In 1514, young de Soto joined the expedition to explore the West Indies. He was an excellent horseman, so he was appointed captain of the cavalry expedition troops. He left Panama for Nicaragua, and later…

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    Another difference show how the historical facts present different story. The ending of the movie is a very significant difference from history the final scene focus on the Spanish arrival in the 16th century. Yet the Maya city in the movie, dated around the 9th century. Cortis was able to conquer the Maya after a long battle that went on for a very long time. In “Apocalypto” the arrival of the Spaniards symbols the end of existing Maya culture and beginning of a new era. The arrival was…

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    To begin with, Hernan Cortes wanted to conquer, what is now known as Mexico, and to do that he would have to defeat the Aztecs. The Aztecs controlled majority of Mexico, and was Cortes’s main target to defeat, so that he could have control over what he set out to conquer. Throughout his journey through Mexico he discovered a native group who were also against the Aztecs, the Tlaxcalans. The only way he could defeat them was with there help. With both armies united, they went on with their…

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    The downfall of the Aztec Empire in the 1500s was brought about by a very bloody and ruthless conquest orchestrated by Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés. Central America was devastated by the aggression of the European invaders who were ransacking every town for their valuables and subjugating the populace. Much of what is known about the events that unfolded comes from primary sources written by the Spanish participants or the stories written by the native Nahua people a generation or…

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    The Aztecs history is fun to learn about. 1100 ce when the Aztecs were born. Also, the lived north Mexico. There first ruler was Acamapichtli. At this time, Tlaxcalans went to war with Montezuma II. The empires controlled a lot of people 11,000,000. Francisco Hernandez De Cortes was the first european tourist; mexican territories. March 1519, Cortes landed at the town of Tabasco. Beyond, that cortes marched into mexico with 400 soldiers. Aztecs got defeated by Tlocalo and Huejotzingo in…

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    lasting psychological effects. Finally, in the Spanish conquest of Mexico, the hidden cost with the most toll on a society was the destruction of native cultures. While the Spanish made their way through Mexico and conquered the Aztecs, they left a trail of cultural destruction in their wake. Although it was often not forced, the Spanish attempted to replace native cultures with their own. Cortes was described to have tried to convert the natives that joined up with the Spanish to Christianity.…

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    The Aztec Civilization, Inca Civilization, and the Chinese Empire Mesoamerica presents one of the most interesting civilizations of all time. There are several outstanding civilizations in this group, but the Inca and the Aztec civilizations are arguably the most interesting of the Mesoamerican civilizations. Although in the same group, the Inca and Aztec civilizations before the Spanish invasion bear sharp and definitive differences. Nonetheless, they have many unique features that contrast…

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    Since the 16th century, many drastic changes in history have occurred, especially statuses of women throughout the world. From the Aztec Empire to modern day, women have changed in clothing, lifestyles and occupations. In modern day, they now have more opportunities, equality and rights that they could express and be proud of. However, it was not easy for them to be where they are today. Women mainly sacrificed their time and lost their lives in order to fight for what they wanted. For many…

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