Spanish Conquest

Spanish Conquest
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  • There is something bad coming – The Aztecs start to see bad signs that something is coming
  • Columbus returns to Spain that he has found a New World Cortes arrives in Aztec lands with soldiers and weapons – He plans to conquer the native people.
  • The Spanish conquistadors encounter the Tlaxcala at battle. To prevent the destruction of their people, they make an agreement with the invaders
  • Montezuma welcomes the conquistadors to Tenochtitlan – The Aztecs believe Cortes is the god Quetzalcoatl The Spanish are very different to the Aztecs, they have horses, better weapons and better armour.
  • The Spanish start destroying idols. Moctezuma offers gold to keep the peace. The Spanish capture the emperor and the citizens revolt
  • The Spanish laid siege to the city of Tenochtitlan. Aztecs died at the hands of Spanish diseases and superior weapons. This marks the end of the Aztec Empire.
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