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Latin America (600-1450 CE)

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Latin America (600-1450 CE)
750
755
The very sudden fall of Teotihuacan contributed to the abandonment of the Monte Alban.
810
Tikal begins to decline Some theories for the decline and fall of Tikal include: famine, disease, warfare, climate change or any/ all of the above. Historians believe that by 950 A.D. the city was completely abandoned.
1325
Aztec founded Tenochtitlan (current day Mexico city)
900
Maya abandoned their major cities in Guatemala lowlands.
900
Toltec people established an empire within the highlands of Mexico.
Damaging wars disrupted many Mayan
cities. There was a decline in population, as
death rates rose and birth rates declined.
950
End of the classic Mayan period
1000
Chichen Itza became the most
powerful city of Post Classical
Mayan civilization
1100
Chichen Itza began to decline as Mayapan
and other nearby Mayan cities became
more prominent and competitive

Toltec built their capital 70
kilometers north of Mexico
city
1000
Ancestors of the Aztecs leave their
homeland Aztlan
1200
Ancestors of the Aztec arrive at
the valley of Mexico
1250
Toltec empire declines
1350
Aztec formed an alliance with the
Tepanac people west of Tenochtitlan
1372
Acamapictli becomes the first Aztec ruler at
Tenochtitlan.
Templo Mayor is built
1395
Huitzilihuitl became the second
huey tlatoni of the Aztec people
1417
Chimalpopoca became the third
Aztec huey tlatoni
1420
War broke out between the Aztec and neighboring Tepanec people
1427
Chimalpopoca is assassinated by
Tepanec soldiers
1427
Itzcoatl became the fourth
Aztec huey Hatoani
1428
Tenochtitlan formed an alliance with two nearby cities, Texoco and Tlacopan
Aztec alliance conquers the Tepanec
Montezuma I becomes the fifth
Aztec huey tlatoani.
1450
Thousands of Aztec people die following a drought that
lasts several years
1430
1440
1390
1390
700
The civilizations of Nazca and Moche collapse.
1150
Horses are brought to the new world by the Spanish.
1175
Destruction of the Toltec civilization
986
Toltecs establish their capital at Tula.
890
Maya produce first book in the Americas.
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