City of Tenochtitlan, the capital city of the Aztec Empire, built in central Mexico, on Lake Texcoco. It's market place in the center of the city handled more than 60,000 people a day.

City of Tenochtitlan, the capital city of the Aztec Empire, built in central Mexico, on Lake Texcoco. It's market place in the center of the city handled more than people a day.

Spanish Conquistador fighting against an Aztec Eagle Warrior during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521.

Spanish Conquistador fighting against an Aztec Eagle Warrior during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521 by Angus McBride

Cuitláhuac, 10th tlatoani of the Aztec Empire, brother of Moctezuma II. After being held captive by the Aztecs, Cortés ordered Moctezuma to ask his people stop fighting. Moctezuma told him that they wouldn't listen to him, and in turn asked him to free his brother Cuitláhuac so he'd convince the people to stop. Once freed, Cuitláhuac led his people against the conquistadors and successfully drove them out of Tenochtitlán on June 30, 1520. After ruling for only 80 days, he died of smallpox.

Cuitláhuac, tlatoani of the Aztec Empire, brother of Moctezuma II.

Les jardins flottants : Lorsque Cortez a découvert l'empire aztèque en 1519, il a découvert que 200 000 personnes vivaient sur une…

Les jardins flottants ingénieux des anciens aztèques

Aztec chinampas of Central America an historical example of floating islands - aztec floating islandsas - Native american civilization

Five major cities of the Aztec Empire were Tenochtitlan, Tuxpan, Huaxyacac, Tehuantepec, and Coatzoalcos.

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Objective: To examine the formation and expansion of the Aztec empire. Key Terms and People: - nomads - Hultzilopochtli - Lake Texcoco - Tenochtitlan - empire

Aztec Warriors

Aztec Warriors are said to have often gone to war in order to expand the empire and to meet the needs they had to provide sacrifices for their beliefs.

The Fall of the Aztec Empire

The Fall of the Aztec Empire

Montezuma ruled the Aztecs from 1502–1520. He was a brutal ruler, and his reign was known for continuous warfare.

In the early century, the Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II ruled from the city of Tenochitilan, situated in the location of present day Mexic.

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