Essays Tagged: "aztecs"

The Conquest of the Aztec and Incan Empires

g of the Europeans arriving towards the end of the fall where harvesting was a main priority of the Aztecs and not warfare this led to the underestimation of the Europeans and their goals.The Incans w ...

(1 pages) 93 0 3.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Transatlantic Slave Trade, How it was organized, who particpated, who profitted. An overview on the triangular trade route.

s from each continent. The ottoman Turks in Europe and Western Asia, the Ming dynasty in China, the Aztecs and Inca in the Americas, Mali and Songhai in West Africa, and the Mogul Empire of Akbar the ...

(3 pages) 175 1 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

The true coldwar. Refers to The Bubonic Plague, known as the black death

isease, and driven mad.During the 'exploration' of the new world, Cortes's greatest ally against theAztecs was smallpox. Napoleon's Grand Army was defeated by theRussians, and typhus. Queen Victoria s ...

(9 pages) 144 0 3.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The history of the Aztec Indians and how they succeded in being as great as they were

The AztecsThe Aztec Indians, who are known for theirdomination of southern and central Mexico, ruled bet ... tween the14th and 16th centuries. Their name is derived fromAzatlan, the homeland of the north. The Aztecs also callthemselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlanbranch of the Uto-Azteca ... allthemselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlanbranch of the Uto-Aztecan family.The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilizationoccurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lak ...

(2 pages) 94 0 3.0 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Broken Spears. Speaks of the conquest of the Aztec empire

two worlds. Spaniards had the intention of territorial expansion and wealth accumulation while the Aztecs had intentions of maintaining their livelihood. Three of the most substantial factors that re ... to give to their 'new gods' much of their wealth (including gold) to appease them (19). Given that Aztecs were very religious, the tributes were considered to be 'divine adornments' (23).The aim of t ...

(6 pages) 154 1 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Aztec

a very religious 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 ... test power in Mexico. As they grew in political status they became sophisticated and civilized. The Aztecs had a very neat religion that they practiced they worshipped gods and sacrificed people and a ...

(6 pages) 142 0 4.1 Aug/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Aztec society, the great pyramid of Tenochtitlan

yramid ofTenochtitlan. It was created by the revered speaker Montecuzoma I, who was the ruler ofthe Aztecs in 1466. The pyramid was not finished until the rule of Montecuzoma II,around 1508. (Carrasco ... le of Montecuzoma II,around 1508. (Carrasco, Moctezumas Mexico, Pg 49.)The pyramid was known to the Aztecs as the 'icpac tlamanacali,' or The Great Pyramid.It's base was square, and 150 yards to a sid ...

(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?

ans originated from a place called Aztlan, somewhere in north or northwest Mexico. At that time the Aztecs were a small, nomadic tribe living in the border territory on the margins of civilized Mesoam ... ized Mesoamerica. (see map I) In the 13th century they settled in the valley of central Mexico. The Aztecs finally found refuge on a small island in Lake Texcoco, where about 1345, they founded the to ...

(5 pages) 126 1 4.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

A Glimpse at the mighty structures of the past

n the past a cultures buildings and Architecture served as a sign of power wealth and prestige. The Aztecs were able to construct marvelous buildings and temples, which still stand to this day. In a s ... ztec might and power, much like we would brag about our most prestigious cities here in America.The Aztecs were an American Indian people that had a great civilization in Mexico. They thrived in Tenoc ...

(3 pages) 58 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

La quinceanera - A girl's right of passage into womanhood, which is celebrated when a girl turn's 15. I wrote this a year ago for Spanish class, and i got an A.

rica. The quinceañera is a very big, and religious celebration. The custom was started by the Aztecs a long time ago, and still exists now. La quinceañera is a girl's rite of passage into ...

(1 pages) 189 2 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Hernando Cortes's life and Times

e quit university to try to find his fortune in the New World. His fortune would be the gold of the Aztecs. He did not realize that this would be his fortune in the New World.He wandered Spain for thr ... s going to conquer them he would convert the Aztec's religion to Christianity. This was because the Aztecs were ripping people's hearts out for sacrifices (see picture 2). They would rip the hearts ou ...

(4 pages) 62 0 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"The Demon In The Freezer by Richard Preston

"The dreams of these great men have been realized thus saving humanity from the perils faced by the Aztecs".Richard Preston in his book "The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story" portrays how this dream ...

(7 pages) 87 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Broken Spears The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

What three factors contributed to the defeat of the Aztecs? Though there appear to be several factors involved in the defeat of the Aztecs, three stood ... eir might making the lake boil with their anger. With just these two omens I can understand why the Aztecs and Motechuhzoma were unsure even frightened of their future. Motechuhzoma, his magicians and ... treating him as a stranger and with suspicion.Another factor that contributed to the defeat of the Aztecs was inferior weapons and warring tactics. The Aztecs use of arrows and spears were no match a ...

(2 pages) 117 0 3.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Aztec culture.

way for the larger cities to feed its community. Even with the chinampas and the tribute system the Aztecs still had to trade for the items that they could not produce or receive at the market place.T ... the most intensive systems of agriculture ever developed. This was also the main system used by the Aztecs in the 16th century for agriculture growth. To make the chinampa's, the Aztecs dug canals thr ...

(4 pages) 80 0 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

How and why the Azkecs made sacrifices.

Aztecs, and their sacrificesIn the early summer of 1521, sixty-two of the Spanish army's companions ... on the topic, while others skip it all together. Some think that the victims were eaten, making the Aztecs cannibals. But according to some early accounts, some victims were not eaten, such as childre ...

(2 pages) 53 2 3.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Ancient Latin American Civilizatioins.

s have existed in different areas in the world. In Latin America, there were the Mayans, Incas, and Aztecs. These three civilizations were each great and special in their own ways. They were empires, ... as celebrate the Festival of the Sun, to remember the old empire and to give thanks to the gods.The AztecsThe Aztecs, like the Mayans, were also located on the Yucatan Peninsula, but unlike the Mayans ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

European and Native Encounters in the Americas.

uropean elements.In the areas known as Mexico today, the native Indians had a few similarities. The Aztecs had recently migrated to the Teotihuacan area and established a highly urbanized center in th ... ntine Codex, we can assert that the natives placed significant importance in religion. In fact, the Aztecs centralization was grounded in religious ideas. The people felt a sense of community and reli ...

(7 pages) 261 1 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A document based question about Mayas, Aztecs and Incas from the Global History Regents.

uins from the Mayan civilization remain even today in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. The Aztecs, who conquered most of Mexico, built a highly developed civilization in the 1400's. At the sa ... mids were built and many of them still stand today in cities such as Yucatan, Mexico, and Tikal.The Aztecs were experts at trading goods and selling goods in their capital city of Tenochtitlan. Accord ...

(1 pages) 105 1 3.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Aztec's Information rundown.

According to their first records, the Aztecs, or Mexica, originally lived to the north of the Valley of Mexico, partially under the contro ... en to leave by the pressure of their Toltec oppressors, who demanded huge tributes from the farming Aztecs, the Aztecs fled from their home city of Aztlan. After settling in and being evicted from var ... om their home city of Aztlan. After settling in and being evicted from various different areas, the Aztecs settled in Tizapan at the relative center of present-day Mexico. These lands were then under ...

(2 pages) 135 3 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Colonization of Latin America.

d the Spanish crown's control its colonies in the New World and ultimately led to the demise of the Aztecs, Incas. What on the outside looked like a firm and robust imperialistic sovereignty was in ac ... d turn of events known as "La Noche Triste" where over half the Spanish in Mexico are killed by the Aztecs' massive scale attack. In addition to brief civil war there was always the usual confrontatio ...

(6 pages) 232 3 4.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History