Spanish & Aztec Conflict Storyboard #1

Spanish & Aztec Conflict Storyboard #1

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  • The Aztec Meet the Spanish
  • Here are some gifts!
  • The Spanish Learn About the Aztec
  • I only have 500 men, I need some allies.
  • Using the Tlaxcalans and Cholulas
  • *shake hands*
  • When Moctezuma first heard of the Spanish landing at Veracruz, he sent emissaries with gifts of jewels and fine featherworks for the Spanish leader. They also thought Cortés was Quetzalcoatl.
  • The First Meeting Between Cortés and Moctezuma
  • He has to be Quetzalcoatl!
  • Cortés knew he could not defeat the Aztec, so he used the existing political rivalries within the Aztec Empire to his advantage.
  • Massacre of Unarmed Aztec
  • Tlaxcalan and the Cholulas agreed to join forces with Cortés to defeat the Aztec.
  • Noche Triste (Sorrowful Night)
  • RUN!
  • Cortés was determined to conquer the empire. Cortés sent messages saying he was coming in peace. Moctezuma was unsure whether or not Cortés was Quetzalcoatl.
  • The Spanish governor sent men to arrest Cortés for disobeying orders. Alvarado & his men surrounded the unarmed worshippers and killed them. The peaceful agreement between Aztec & Spanish was gone.
  • Die!
  • The Spanish tried to escape, but the Aztec discovered them and attacked. Many of the Spanish were carrying stolen gold and were ended up quickly killed or drowned.
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