Spanish and Aztec Storyboard

Spanish and Aztec Storyboard

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  • The Aztec Meet the Spanish
  • He has big animals who run on all fours, metal balls of fire, and metal clothing
  • Send him lavish gifts to get him to leave Tenochtitlan
  • Is he a god or not???
  • The Spanish Meet the Aztec
  • There are too many of them! There must be another way .
  • The Spanish Meet the Aztec
  • Fight in the name of the King of Spain or die!!!
  • Join me, Cholulas and Tlaxcalans, in the defeat of the Aztec!
  • Moctezuma sent Cortes lavish gifts in attempt to try and get him to leave. He gave him clothing of Quetzacoatl to try and confirm that Cortes was the returning god. He also gave Cortes human blood and he refused leaving Moctezuma confused on whether he was a god or not.
  • Using the Tlaxcalans and Cholulas
  • Sure.
  • Cortes knew he could not defeat the Aztec with 500 men so he used existing political rivalries between the Aztec empire to his advantage.
  • The First Meeting Between Cortes and Moctezuma: Two Worldviews
  • I want this Aztec empire for God, Gold, and Glory!
  • Is this man Quetzacoatl or not?
  • Cortes gathered allies by trickery and force.
  • The First Meeting Between Cortes and Moctezuma: Two Worldviews
  • Tlaxcalans agreed to join Cortes after the summer of 1519 when the Spanish held them off from attacking. Cholulas also joined in order to gain independence from the Aztecs.
  • I want the Aztec gone.
  • I want Independence
  • Cortes was determined to conquer the empire for the king, god, and riches. Cortes had also established a fearsome reputation as Moctezuma was unsure if Cortes was Quetzacoatl or not.
  • Cortes kidnapped Moctezuma and kept him hostage. The Aztecs did not send help as they viewed Moctezuma as a traitor for letting the Spanish into their homeland.
  • Your people will not come for you Moctezuma, they think you are a traitor
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