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  • you are now named captain general and a representative of the sapnish king
  • "here is gold" in Spanish
  • "here is gold" in Aztec
  • In 1519 Cortes was given the assignment of investigating a rich land full of gold to the west. Although Cortes showed such arrogance and Diego Velazquez revoked him from his position. However, Cortes ignored this and set sail for mexico.
  • join us to conquer the Aztecs
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  • When Cortes arrived he had his men build a town , the council of the town he made named him captain general and a representative of the king of Spain. He did this because he travelled to the Americas without permission and authority 
  • He met a native american women from named Malinche and she became a translator for the Spanish. Montezuma II gave gifts of gold hoping the Spaniards would turn back, instead it intrigued them.
  • we have taken control of the Aztec empire
  •   Cortes travelled to  native american groups who were against the aztecs and made alliances which would boost the numbers of his army.
  • Once the Spaniards had reached Tenochtitlan they took the Aztecs by surprise and killed thousands. After this they imprisoned Montezuma II and tried to rule through him
  • Cortes later met with more Spanish soldiers. In the meantime his second in command had killed thousands and the Aztecs had started to assault the Spaniards. He returned 2 years later and took control of the Aztec empire.
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