-Capital city Tenochtitlan. Located in Lake Texacoco.
- Land was very fertile.
- Expanded Tenochtitlan into Lake Texacoco by building artificial islands with mud.
- Fertilized fields with human dung.
- Main meal was at about midday. This was a bowl of corn porridge flavored with honey or pepper.
- Meat was eaten only on special occasions.
- Women and girls dressed in loose, sleeveless blouses and skirts made of cotton and maguey fibers.
- Men wore loincloths with sleeveless ponchos. Carried small pouches under cloaks. Pouches held amulets made of precious stones for good luck.
- Peasants were allowed to wear only plain garments woven from maguey fibers.
- Nobles wore embroidered cotton.
- Sacrificed humans in order so two gods who were always at war would not destroy the universe.
- Men go to "palace of the sun" (heaven) if capture enemy warrior.
- Woman go to "place of the sun" if die during childbirth. They were called divine women.
- Each god represented element in nature and human behaviors.
- Noble boys went to school called Calmecac when they turned twelve until 15yrs.
- Learned to read, write, history, medicine and astrology.
- Peasant boys went to a military training school called a Telpochcalli.
- Learned how to fight, make weapons, religion, and farming.
- Some noble girls went to Calmecac.
- Peasant girls stayed at home with mother and helped with housework.
-Colpulli was a clan that everyone belonged to.
-Each clan had portion of land from which they had to give some produce to the emperor.
-The emperor was the most holy and important person.
-When emperor died nobles chose new emperor.
-Second to the Emperor was the woman-snake (man). He controlled law and taxes, and tribute.