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
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.