Spanish and Aztec Storyboard

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Kelly Le

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  • The Aztec Meet the Spanish
  • Quetzalcoatl ??
  • Gifts from Moctezuma?
  • The Spanish Learn About the Aztec
  • You WILL be my allies!!
  • Using the Tlaxcalans and Cholulas
  • An alliance was formed.
  • Moctezuma sends gifts to the Spanish leader Cortés hoping that he'd leave.
  • The First Meeting Between Cortés and Moctezuma
  • Quetzacoatl ?!?
  • Cortés used Aztec rivalries to his advantage. He gathered allies by force to join him and defeat the Aztec.
  • Massacre of Unarmed Aztecs
  • The Tlaxcalans and Cholulas were Aztec enemies. They made an alliance with Cortés to defeat the Aztec.
  • Noche Triste (Sorrowful Night)
  • Cortés was determined to conquer the empire for his king. Moctezuma was unsure if he was Quetzalcoatl.
  • Cortés left Tenotichtlan to stop a Spanish governor. The Aztec prepared an annual festival where Alvarado and his men killed unarmed worshipers. No more peace.
  • Moctezuma dies, Cuitlahuac continued the attack (June 1520) the Spanish tried to escape but Aztec attcked from all sides.
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