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  • Moctezuma meets Cortes . Moctezuma sent Cortes emissaries with gifts . Moctezuma also sent Cortes the clothing of Quetzalcoatl . When Cortés put on the clothing , Moctezuma believed that he was the returning god Quetzalcoatl. The Aztecs had many religious ceremonies , people would be chosen to represent god .
  • The Aztec Meet the Spanish
  • •Cortes learned many city-states disliked being dominated by the Aztec • Cortes gathered allies by means of trickery and force • Cortes killed the nobility of the city to frighten it's citizen into submission
  • The Spanish Learn about The Aztec
  • •Tlaxcalans were enemies of the Aztec •Tlaxcalan attacked Spanish in 1519 •Tlaxcalans made an alliance with the Spanish •Cholulas agreed to join Cortés
  • Using the Tlaxcalans and Cholulas
  • Cortes was determined to conquer empires for his king , god and riches •Cortes established fearsome reputation and enteretd causeway to Tenochtitlan •Moctezuma was unsure if Cortes was a god
  • The First Meeting Between Cortes and Moctezuma
  • Is Cortés a god ???
  • •The tension between the Spanish and the Aztec increase •Cortés received a message that Velazquez (Spanish Governor) of Cuba sends men to arrest him for disobeying orders •Velazquez's men reached Veracruz and Cortes had to leave Tenochtitlan to stop them •Nobles/Priests are killed
  • Massacre Of Unharmed Aztec
  • •The Tlaxcalans defeated the Spanish •The survivors joined Cortés men •Moctezuma dies from rocks thrown at him •After Moztezuma dies , a new leader gets elected Cuitlanuac •The Spanish try to escape , but the Aztec find out and they attack
  • Noche Triste (Sorrow Night)
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