The Mayan civilization was on the Yucatan Peninsula. It was part of what is now called Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize

The Mayan civilization was on the Yucatan Peninsula. It was part of what is now called Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize

Early Latin America Quiz Questions:  What aspects of Iberian society were transferred to the New World?  Discuss the nature of the Spanish system of government in the American colonies.  Describe the social hierarchy of the American colonies.  How did the discovery of gold and diamonds change the economic organization of Brazil?  Discuss attempts at reform in Portuguese and Spanish colonies regarding treatment of Native Americans.

Early Latin America Quiz Questions: What aspects of Iberian society were…

Around 1325 CE, southward migrating Mexicas or “Aztecs” came upon an island in Lake Texcoco, located in the highlands of Central Mexico. On this spot, they consecrated a temple and founded their capital city — the legendary Tenochtitlán — from which they initiated a wave of imperial conquests throughout Mesoamerica. Aztec civilization flourished for nearly two hundred years before falling to the might of the Spanish, led by Hernán Cortés (1485-1547 CE), in 1521 CE. (Info by James Wiener)…

The Aztecs of Mexico

\><\ The Aztec empire (originated in 1427 as a triple-alliance between three city-states named Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan. It reached its maximal size in 1519 shortly before the Spanish conquistadors led by Cortes arrived.

Imperio Azteca 1518

The Aztecs called themselves (endonym) Mexica (pronounced meh-SHE-ka). The modern country name Mexico is derived from this term.

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