Cultures in this region were similar to each other in a variety of ways, including: a reliance on the cultivation of maize, the use of two calendars (a 260-day ritual version and a 365-day solar version), vigesimal number systems (based on the number 20), pictographic and hieroglyphic writing systems, the practice of sacrifice, and similar linguistic and grammatical qualities.
US -Mexico War
Cortés razed Tenochtitlan, building his own capital over its ruins, and proclaimed the Aztec Empire to be New Spain. Soon after the Spanish colonization of Cuba in 1519, a small army led by Hernán Cortés (1485-1547) conquered Mexico from the Aztecs.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
On September 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, launched the Mexican War ofIndependence with the issuing of his Grito de Dolores, or “Cry of Delores.” The revolutionary tract called for the end of Spanish rule in Mexico, redistribution of land, and racial equality.
Aztlan and Chicano Connections
At the time there was a bitter argument between Mexico and the U.S. over the new border between Texas and Mexico. the Mexicans claimed that the Rio Nueces had been the southern border of Texas since the time of the Spanish.
Officially titled the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, is the peace treaty signed on February 2, 1848, in the Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo Click to Edit Description
The connotative meaning of Aztlan, due to the plumage of herons, is "Place of Whiteness" or "illumination." The mythical descriptions of Aztlan would have it to be an island. You would replace -tlan with -tecatl to identify a resident or person from the given place. So, for the examples above, we have that people from Mazatlan would be Mazatecatl, someone from Tepoztlan a Tepoztecatl, and someone from Aztlan an Aztecatl.