Spanish and Aztec Conflict Storyboard
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An Unforeseen Enemy
The Final Battle
The Destruction of Tenochtitlan
Smallpox infected the Aztec killing half of their population in five months. Cuitlahuac, Moctezuma's successor died after only 80 days in power.
Cortés came back with allies originally from the triple alliance. They sieged the Aztec which held up for 75 days. Cortés blocked the aqueducts so they wouldn't get any fresh water. The small group of remaining Aztecs later surrendered.
After conquering Tenochtitlan, the Spanish destroyed the city to the ground. destroying all religious temples and figures and burning houses to force any Aztecs out of hiding.
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