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Defense of Hernan Cortez

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on 9 September 2014

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Transcript of Defense of Hernan Cortez

Hernan is Innocent

How can you possibly think that Hernan Cortez -the reason why you are sitting in an American School, at luxury to argue about his innocence- can possibly be guilty of murdering the native peoples of America? After all, he was simply acting in self defense.
I have collected some evidence from primary sources in his support.
In fact, it has been found out that Cortez greatly admired Tenochtitlan. He has described in accurate detail the ancient city.

"To convey to your Majesty a just conception of the great extent of this noble city of Tenochtitlan, and of the many rare and wonderful objects it contains; of the government and dominions of Montezuma, the sovereign: of the religious rights and customs that prevail, and the order that exists in this as well as other cities appertaining to this realm: it would require the labor of many accomplished writers, and much time for the completion of the task

-"There they brought us food though not sufficient to live."
Cortes said this in his letter to Charles V of Spain.

This suggests that the Aztecs did not intend to treat them like proper guests and might have been tiring them so the Spanish would be incapable to hold up in a fight.
Hernan Cortez says in his letter to Charles V that even before he came out with his troop, they had placed the people in the streets, ready to fight.

"So that your Majesty should realize how well prepared they were, even before I left my quarters they ad occupied all the streets and had placed their people at the ready"
It had also been confirmed by some natives of the place, and surrounding tribes that the Aztecs were planning an attack on the Spanish.

By Mahek Siwatch & Adlin Adnan
Defense of Hernan Cortez
First meeting of the Aztecs
Hernan and the Aztecs
"I found several of Montezuma's messengers who came and spoke with those who were with me, but to me they said merely that they had come to discover from me if we were comfortable, so as to go and inform their master."

The Aztecs were constantly acting suspicious around Cortez's men, but to him they would exchange only pleasantries.
The Aztecs
Just look at them...their faces just scream guilty.
The fight begins
It's quite clear that Cortez admires them.
In the End:
I assure you all that Hernan Cortez is innocent despite all the charges of murder held against him. Had he not killed those people he would've been killed himself. If anyone's to blame it is the native americans with their sacrificial rituals and tribal ways. The world needed to be rid of these delusional peoples who believed in killing their own to please their gods. Cortez should be seen as a hero for what he has done and not a murderer. If it was any other way then all of you would probably be getting prepared for sacrifice instead of getting an education. It is obviously evident what kind of fate you would choose for yourself.
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