Teotihuacan Empire Research Paper

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In the early 16th century, the people of Mexico encountered Spaniards. Before the Spanish, Mexico consisted of the Olmecas, the Mayans, the Aztecs, the Toltec, and the Teotihuacan. These native groups each made establishments around Mexico and became known for an individual skill that represented who they were as a group. Later on around 1519, the Spaniards began to build a colonial empire to later fuse with the native civilizations in Mexico. Both these societies followed a path in history by being superior to conquer, and being conquered. In this paper, I will discuss how the accounts differ as well as how they tell the same story. I will also discuss the bias from each side and if there was a sense of superiority that was established. It all began around 1500 to 300 BC, the Olmecas settled in Mexico…show more content…
To the horror of their compatriots, the Aztecs sacrificed them in view of the Spanish. The fighting continued for the next two months. By August, much of the once beautiful city had been reduced to rubble and the stench of decaying bodies hung in the air. On August 12, 1521, many residents of Tenochtitlán began to flee the city, even though this meant exiting through a corridor of Spanish troops and their allies who subjected them to humiliating abuses. On August 13, 1521, the 80th day of the siege, the Spanish entered the city and the Spanish captured Cuitláhuac. After the fall of the Aztec empire, the tribute-paying tribes also fell under the control of the Spanish. Thereafter, the Spanish were the controlling authority until the 19th century in the region that became Mexico. Although the great Aztec civilization had been destroyed, many of the survivors, Aztec as well as other native peoples of the area eventually learned to live among the Spanish, giving rise to a syncretic culture that developed into the Mexican culture of

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