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aztec empire

AD 1325–1521 Invading Aztec tribes ended the ruling Toltec power and in 1325 founded Tenochtitlán (now Mexico City).

Aztecs were Indians rich with gold and silver, and medicinal skills. Their state was militaristic, with a large, well-equipped army.

Human sacrifice was the basis for faith according to Aztec religion.

Between 15 Hernando Cortés and 400 Spanish troops invaded and defeated this Central American civilization.

In the traditional story of the conquest of Mexico, as told by the conquistadors themselves, the brilliant strategist Hernando Cortes and a small, valiant band of Spanish conquistadors marched into the capital of the into the mid-sixteenth century, and among the book's contributions is a bold historiographic move: In lieu of emphasizing the conquest of Mexico as an ontological break, Mundy views the "indigenous city" as an entity whose story spans the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Aztec, Maya, and Inca for Kids Life for the typical person living in the Aztec Empire was hard work.

As in many ancient societies the rich were able to live luxurious lives, but the common people had to work very hard.

Family Life The family structure was important to the Aztecs.

The husband generally worked on a job outside of the home as a farmer, warrior, or craftsman.

The wife worked at home cooking food for the family and weaving cloth for the family's clothes.

Kids attended schools or worked to help out around the house. Wealthy people lived in homes made of stone or sun-dried brick.

The king of the Aztecs lived in a large palace with many rooms and gardens.