The Aztecs were a Mesoamerican civilization that were around in the 1500s. The Spaniards were soon going to end that. They changed their whole culture.
In the year 1520, the Spaniards took advantage of the Aztecs' beliefs and used it as a a way to overpower them. When the Aztecs were celebrating the arrival of their believed to be god, the Spaniards locked up the Aztecs' rulers. With no leader on their side, the Aztecs were attacked and defeated.
After 300 years of suffering, Mexico became independent from Spain but had no ruling system. Whoever had control over the military would have control over Mexico entirely. From 1830 to 1850, Antonio López de Santa Ana maneuvered Mexico's army. He was not a foremost ruler but Mexico had no idea how to run a government any other way other than by churches, militaries, and the wealthy.
Although Mexico had finally been freed from Spain, the nation still had other enemies to be aware of. The U.S had declared war against Mexico and claimed that the new born region had invaded American land. The territorial feud lasted from 1821 to 1836. On February 2, 1848, through the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, The U.S had won the war and gained California, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo This treaty is the confirmation of ownership of the United States of America. The former owning nation, Mexico, will have to withdraw their ownership from the following territories: California, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. The consequence of the U.S-Mexico war fairly allows the United States of America to own these areas. Official declaration date: February 2, 1848.
To this day, many people believe that the United States of America took away Mexico's homeland. Aztlan was their original home that they still want to get back. The United States of America owns Mexico's believed to be homeland and this affects our culture. If the Spaniards had never invaded Mexico, we would not have had this unique culture created.