Essays Tagged: "Tenochtitlan"

The Aztec

ligious life.The Aztec Ruled a mighty empire for more then 1,000 years! For a century the Aztecs of Tenochtitlan had been the greatest power in Mexico. As they grew in political status they became sop ... ligious life.The Aztec Ruled a mighty empire for more then 1,000 years! For a century the Aztecs of Tenochtitlan had been the greatest power in Mexico. As they grew in political status they became sop ...

(6 pages) 142 0 4.1 Aug/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Aztec society, the great pyramid of Tenochtitlan

An 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 ... ning's, Aztec, Pg 92.)The temporal and spiritual heart of the Aztec empire was the island capital ofTenochtitlan, and more specifically, it's ceremonial precinct and the Great Pyramid.Crisscrossed by ... r member of the royal lineage, known as the Cihuacoatl. He dealtmainly with the internal affairs of Tenochtitlan such as the water system and the justicesystem. The bureaucracy was set into place by t ...

(6 pages) 150 0 3.9 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Did the Expansion of the Aztec Empire Lead to Their Downfall?

finally found refuge on a small island in Lake Texcoco, where about 1345, they founded the town of Tenochtitlan. The island was found through a prophecy which said they would settle where they found ... all were happy. Then in 1519 Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes, met the Aztec leader Montezuma in Tenochtitlan. Montezuma believed that the Spaniards had come in peace, but he is proven wrong in 152 ...

(5 pages) 126 1 4.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

A Glimpse at the mighty structures of the past

.The Aztecs were an American Indian people that had a great civilization in Mexico. They thrived in Tenochtitlan, current day Mexico City, during the 1400's and early 1500's (geocities.com). Their arc ...

(3 pages) 58 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

History of Mexico

nd commercial purposes. The Mayan cities of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and Palenque, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, Tzintzuntzan of the Tarastec, and Monte Alban of the Zapotecs are a few examples.By 11 ... tional symbol for Mexico and was put on the country's flag and seal. The Aztecs started the city of Tenochtitlan in about the early 1300s, and then it became the capital of their empire. The Tlaxcalan ...

(3 pages) 76 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

This essay takes a look at the rise and fall of the last city of the ancient world, Tenochtitlan. Has a three primary source bibliography.

TenochtitlanThe city of Tenochtitlan was one of the largest and most powerful cities of Mesoamerica. ... ly, after traveling around, they saw this vision. This was where they were to build the great city, Tenochtitlan. This place was located by the small lake in the Valley of Mexico named Lake Texcoco. T ... om a combination of three Aztec words. Tetl means stone, nochtli means nopal, and tlan means place. Tenochtitlan translates to "The place of stone and nopal."The city was built on a series of small is ...

(2 pages) 36 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Short Essays on Borderlands, Bernal Diaz, and Protests

oundaries as well. These cultural differences include language, religion, and customs.BERNAL DIAZ'S-TENOCHTITLAN2.Bernal Diaz's description of Tenochtitlan is one that is filled with poetic style and ...

(1 pages) 27 0 3.8 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Geography of the Ancient Aztecs

co. They began to build a new city, which was the largest in the world before the Spanish conquest. Tenochtitlan was founded in this small island on Lake Texacoco. Gradually this island was extended f ... city prospered. Marshy areas were filled with soil from the lakeshore, and towns were built around Tenochtitlan.An island had many advantages for the Aztec empire. One was defense, because invading e ...

(1 pages) 21344 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Fact sheet on the Aztecs

Geography--Capital city Tenochtitlan. Located in Lake Texacoco.- Land was very fertile.- Expanded Tenochtitlan into ... rasses and reeds. No windows. Nobles had clay and stone houses.-Built canals and bridges connecting Tenochtitlan to mainland.-Had pyramids, parks, pools, fountains, and a zoo.Recreation--Nobles played ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Aztec Empire History.

ey saw when entering the new land. By the year 1325 their capital city was finished. They called it Tenochtitlan. In the capital city, aqueducts were constructed, bridges were built, and chinapas were ... hat a typical Aztec home had its back to a canal with a canoe tied at the door. In the early 1400s, Tenochtitlan joined with Texcoco and Tlacopan, two other major cities in the Valley of Mexico. Tenoc ...

(5 pages) 51 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Aztecs rise to power

rrived, in the 16th century.In the year of 1325, the Mexica tribe founded their first city known as Tenochtitlan in the Valley of Mexico near Lake Texcoco.(Put up overhead of map) This map of the Vall ... .(Put up overhead of map) This map of the Valley of Mexico illustrates the geographical location of Tenochtitlan which is here on an island surrounded by fresh water and swamps.In the beginning stages ...

(2 pages) 55 1 4.9 Sep/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Spanish views of the Aztecs in Mexico

r, wrote in the second of five reports to Emperor Charles V a description of the Aztec capital city Tenochtitlan, "considering that this is a barbarous nation shut off from a knowledge of the true God ... them as a threat. It is said that the Aztec Monarch Moctezuma (often called Montezuma), of the city Tenochtitlan, believed that Hernan Cortes was an ambassador of the Aztec God Quetzalcoatl, who disap ...

(1 pages) 25 0 1.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The History of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the views of her from Young Mexicans, old Mexicans, and myself (an international student living in Mexico).

r of the Gods. The temple of the mount was an important location of pilgrimage for the habitants of Tenochtitlan, the important Aztec Capital located near Mount Tepeyac. Shortly after Hernan Cortes to ...

(3 pages) 22 0 4.5 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Ancient Aztec Architecture

The ancient Aztec Architecture can still be seen today throughout Mexico. They mainly resided in Tenochtitlan, which is current day Mexico City, living there in the 1400's and the early 1500's. Alm ... re the holy centers that held alters, plazas, and palaces. On top of these structures were temples. Tenochtitlan was built on systems of islands and marshlands that created numerous canals, and served ...

(2 pages) 14 1 2.3 May/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Mexico City

s many slums right next to luxurious suburbs. Mexico City is built right over the old Aztec City of Tenochtitlan. Tenochtitlan was the capital of the Aztecs.The main building for the Mexican governmen ...

(1 pages) 27 0 4.5 May/2001

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Cortes' 2nd Letter Back To Spain

o the Emperor he discusses his battles with the Aztecs within the city limits of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. While writing about the inner-city war between the massive army of Aztecs and the hand ... came into play for Cortes, the fact that he and his men fought their way out of the island city of Tenochtitlan is simply amazing. To say that you are carrying out the will of God is quite hasty and ...

(1 pages) 3845 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Regional Metropolis: Constantinople and Tenochtitlan

Constantinople and Tenochtitlan were two great cities in their time. They both had many dominant physical features. The ... l exist. The cities both had religious affiliations and other important aspects. Constantinople and Tenochtitlan help to show you what cities were like between 1160-1520.Any two cities could have been ... ystem because the city was surrounded by water. The city had the Old Horn Port on one of its edges. Tenochtitlan was built up in the marshes. The city also had special roads to connect it to the mainl ...

(3 pages) 19 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Cortes 2

to prevent people from returning.Hernan Cortes and his men marched for weeks to reach the acclaimed Tenochtitlan. On his way he met up with the Tlaxcalanc who formed an alliance with him against the A ... lliance with him against the Aztecs. In November of 1519, Cortes finally reached the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. Upon his arrival the Axtecs believed Cortes and the Spainards were the return of Quetz ...

(2 pages) 1894 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Fall Of The Aztecs

ed.Cortes' and his men planned to steal the Aztec's gold. The Spanish would go to the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. They would not have to fight, because of the prophecy of Quetzalcho'ati. Moctezuma II ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

European expoloration in 1400 and 1500s

pucci, de Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Cortes, and many others followed, claiming places such as Florida, Tenochtitlan, New Mexico, and Texas for Spain. New Spain, as it was called, did not attract many mig ...

(2 pages) 35 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History