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Mexican History

  1. 1. A Brief History of Mexico Amber Materna History 28 Dr. Arguello 21 May 2010
  2. 2. The Aztecs <ul><li>Founded Tenochtitlan in 1325 </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the Chichimec intrusion into the Toltec Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Centered upon Huitzilpochtli </li></ul><ul><li>Montezuma II, 9 th Aztec King (1520) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Conquest <ul><li>1517 – Coastal Spanish Expeditions begin </li></ul><ul><li>1519 – Cortes shows up, destroys ships, conquerors the Aztecs </li></ul><ul><li>Slave Malinche helped him survive </li></ul><ul><li>Aztecs believed Cortes may be Huitzilpotchli </li></ul>
  4. 4. Detrimental Dates and Events <ul><li>May 1520 – Massacre at the Great Temple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish confined to quarters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>June 27/28 1520 – Montezuma dies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish probably kidnapped Montezuma for gold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aztecs say that the Spanish killed Montezuma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cortes forms a coalition with Aztec cities </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Detrimental Dates and Events <ul><li>November 25 1520 – Cuitlahuac dies of smallpox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cuauhtemou becomes new ruler </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May 30 1521 – Siege of Tenochtitlan </li></ul><ul><li>August 13 1521 – Last king of the Aztecs captured </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reasons for Spanish Success <ul><li>Cortes ability to persuade and intimidate </li></ul><ul><li>Indians confusion </li></ul><ul><li>La Malinche </li></ul><ul><li>Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Malinche and disease the major reasons </li></ul>
  7. 7. Colonial Period 1701 – 1821 <ul><li>Everything about Mexico and Mexican society is dictated by Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish War of Sucession </li></ul><ul><li>Intendancies – improve economy by exporting goods to Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Monarchy in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Although hierarchy seems horrifying, it integrated races more efficiently than the US’s social structure </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mexico in the 19 th Century <ul><li>1829 – Spanish invasion to retake the territory </li></ul><ul><li>1824 – Political chaos, 16 presidents in 11 years </li></ul><ul><li>1836 – Texas rebellion threatens loss of northeastern border region </li></ul><ul><li>1846 – US invasion, lose 50% of territory to the US </li></ul><ul><li>1856 – Civil war begins between conservatives and liberals </li></ul><ul><li>1863 – French Invade </li></ul><ul><li>1876 – 1910 Don Porfirio rules, stability and peace ensues </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mexican Revolution <ul><li>February 14 th 1911 – Maduro crosses border near Juarez </li></ul><ul><li>May 25 th 1911 – Diaz resigns, Zapata refuses to disband </li></ul><ul><li>February 1913 – Huerta overthrows government </li></ul><ul><li>1914 – Led by Zapata, unseats Huerta Constitution 1917 – Revolution of Institutional </li></ul>

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