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American Civilizations

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Saadia Hussain

on 29 November 2016

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Transcript of American Civilizations

American Civilizations
Religion
Politics
Theocracy
King was both god and human
Large Pyramid Structures
Created without any animal labor
Ball game played to choose religious sacrifices
Human sacrifice - good harvest
Polytheistic
Jaguar god most important
Achievements
365 Day Calendar
Complex Numbering System
King
Priests
Nobles
Merchants
Farmers and Slaves
Economy
Corn
Maya Empire
250-900
Aztec Empire
1325 - 1502
Theocracy
Always at war - need land & new sacrifices
Human sacrifice
kept the universe going
Huitzilopochtil (Sun God)
Polytheistic
Temples to represent the moon and sun
Chinampas - floating islands used for farming
Corn
King
Priests
Nobles
Merchants
Farmers and Slaves
Tenochtitlan- Capital City
Temple
Lake Texcoco
Inca Empire
1438-1533
Machu Pichu
Theocracy
Polytheistic
Sun God
Road System - connected the empire
Llama - used for transportation, meat & wool
Quipu - knotted rope used to keep records
THEY DID NOT HAVE A WRITING SYSTEM!!!
Terrace farming
Grew potatoes

King
Priests
Nobles
Merchants
Farmers & Slaves
How did we get here?
Came from Asia following food
G - Andean Mountain in South America
G - Yucatan Peninsula
Complex & Planned Cities
Made up of small city-states
Social Structure
G - Mexico
Social Structure
But priests had more power than the king
Built cities without cement
Social Structure
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