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Transcript of Aztecs
Brought to You By:
Nevaja Brown, Katelyn Wade,
Lake Texcoco is where Tenochtitlan, the capital, was established.
The name of the Aztec capital was Tenochtitlan
Aztecs sacrificed their prisoners to the gods or enslaved them.
The Aztec "floating gardens" were called Chinampas. These gardens would grow crops on the shallow lake beds in the valley of Mexico.
The Aztecs' main goal in battle was capturing prisoners. Once they captured them, the prisoners were sacrificed.
Temples were built on Aztec ruins. People could worship in these temples.
The five suns of the Aztecs are, Aztec creation myth, Tonatiuh, Tezcatlipoca, Chalchiuht licue, the Tlaltecuhtli.
There were only 4 social classes in the aztec society: the nobles, the merchants, the commoners and the slaves. Nobles had a fuller education, allowed fancier clothes and could hold important government positions. Those who served with distinction could move up in the government ranks. The commoners could own land. Those who did own land worked it themselves. They worked under authority, some were hired as hands or tenants or slaves.
Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes was the leader of the Spanish that defeated the Aztecs in the 1500s.
The purpose/goal of the Aztec ceremonies was to honor the god of whichever season or part of the year that was about to take place.
The aztec diet consists of maize, beans, squash, potatoes, peanuts, tomatoes, eggs, fish, deer, chocolate, and many of other foods.
The name of the language the Aztecs spoke was Nahuatl.
The Aztecs thought that Hernan Cortez was their god Quetzalcoatl, which means the man with the white skin, when he came and explored Mexico.
The Aztec civilization was at its peak when the Spanish conquistadors came over to Mexico in 1519.
The Aztecs, in red, were neighbors to the Mayans, in pink, and the Incas, in purple.
The source of the Aztec Calendar was probably developed by the Olmec culture. They were the earliest Mesoamerican people.
When Hernan Cortes came to Mexico, Moctezuma was the leader of the Aztecs.