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  • Moctezuma II heard rumours about explorers coming to Tenochtitlan from Europe. He saw many phenomenon that led him to believe that an Aztec god was returning.
  • Hernan Cortes led an expedition from Spain to find Tenochtitlan. Christopher Columbus, another Spanish conquistador, also tried to find Tenochtitlan approx. 20 years earlier.
  • The Tlaxcalans thought that Cortes and his men were Aztecs and they hated Aztecs. So they teamed up and decided to destroy Tenochtitlan.
  • Along the way, Cortes and his men came across a hostile group of people called Tlaxcala, they were very hostile
  • Moctezuma II kindly welcomes Cortes and his men. He even gave Cortes his own palace to stay in.
  • Cortes and his men were very friendly to the Aztecs. This was just to gain trust from the Aztecs. They were secretly taking over Tenochtitlan, slowly destroying buildings and statues.
  • All out war between the Aztecs and the Spanish!!!!
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