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  • The Aztecs meet the Spanish
  • The Spanish learn about the aztec
  • Using the tlaxcalans and Cholulas
  • Moctezuma thought Cortes was the returning Quetzalcoatl. Moctezuma gave him feathered clothing which he wore, human blood which he refused because he thought it was poisoned. They weren't sure if he was Quetzacoatl or not.
  • The first meeting between Cortes and Moctezuma
  • Cortes knew he couldn't defeat the Aztec with only 500 men he learned that many city states disliked being dominated by the Aztec and wanted independence. He frightened its citizen into submissiom
  • Click to Edit TitleMassacre of unarmed Aztecs/ Noche triste
  • The tlaxclans were enemies of Aztecs and did not want to be under Spanish rule so they fought them. They lost and decided to join them in the fight of Aztecs with cholula
  • An unforeseen enemy/ The final battle
  • In 1519 they both met. Prior to meeting Moctezuma Cortes sent a message saying he was coming in peace. Moctezuma finally met Cortes and addressed him like a god
  • For the next six months cortes went to war with pedro alvardoa's men and the Spanish and Aztecs got in a war with cortes men, Moctezuma tried to stop it and got hurt by rocks then died a few days later
  • 50% of the Aztecs started dying of smallpox because they were newly exposed to it. Cuitlahuac chosen after Moctezuma died of it after leading only for 80 days. Tenochtitlan, Tlaxcalans and the warriors of texcoco and cortes went after the Aztecs population died
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