A place of pilgrimage for Aztecs was the ruins of a ancient city built by the...
What does the picture on the Mexican flag symbolize?
A legend about how Aztecs knew where to build their city.
Which description best fits the Valley of Mexico, where the Aztec Empire arose?
fertile and high
When the Aztecs fled south from Chapultepec in 1319, how did the Culhuas near their new home respond?
They paid the Aztecs to fight for them as mercenaries
What was one benefit of settling on land surrounded by Lake Texcoco?
It was easy to defend
By forming the Triple Alliance, the Aztec leader Itzcoatl was able to...
Free his people from Tepanec rule
Why did the leader Itzcoatl destroy records of his people's history?
So he could tell a different story of their past
Why did the Aztecs of Tenochtitlán build chinampas?
To enlarge their land area
What did the Aztecs build in the center of Tenochtitlán?
a large plaza where they held special festivals.
At the Great Temple, the Aztecs built a shrine to Tlaloc, the rain god. What does this suggest about the
They depended on rain for planting
Why did the Aztecs in Tenochtitlán need the technologies listed below?
Because they lived on islands!
The Aztec Empire was based on tribute. This means that the people who lived in the empire...
paid goods to the Aztec government
Which of these facts best shows that war was at the center of Aztec life?
All Aztec men were trained as soldiers
This pattern of events happened with a number of city-states:
•The Aztecs invited them to be an ally.
•They had 60 days to respond.
•If they refused, the Aztecs declared war.
This process enabled the Aztecs to...
expand their empire
What weakness in the Aztec Empire did the Spanish take advantage of when they invaded Mexico?
Because conquered peoples kept their own customs, the empire lacked unity.
Compare and contrast where the Mayans and Aztecs lived?
The Mayans lived further south in the coastal jungles of Guatemala and Southern Mexico. The Aztecs lived in central Mexico in a high mountain valley.
Name 5 features of the incredible city of Tenochtitlan
Built on an island, causeways/canals, raised dirt roads, temples, markets, chinampas, etc.
What do the themes of world history known as "GRAPES" stand for?
Geography, religion, achievements, politics, economics, and social structures
What breed of dog does Mr. Mitchell have?
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
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