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Exploration and discovery

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  • 1. The Americas before Columbus• 50 million people (?)• No metal technology• No large domesticated animals• Complex trade networks• Complex cultures and civilizations
  • 2. Aztec Empire
  • 3. Ancient Tenochtitlan
  • 4. Fundacion Tenochtitlan
  • 5. Aztec Warrior Dress in Front of the Shrine of the Virgen de Guadalupe, Mexico City
  • 6. • Skilled warriors • Weapons from wood, stone and volcanic glass• Conquered surrounding people• Captives sacrificed
  • 7. Hernan Cortes• Conquistador• Landed in Mexico in 1519• Conquered Aztecs by 1521• Native allies – Nahuas – Tlaxcaltec – Totonacs• Small pox
  • 8. Moctezuma II• Aztec Ruler• Host and Prisoner ofthe Conquistadores• Details of his deathare disputed
  • 9. Columbian Exchange: The transfer of living things between the “Old” and “New” Worlds“Old World” (Europe, “New” World (North and Africa, & Asia) South America)• Horses • Corn• Pigs • Potato• Cattle • Tobacco• Wheat • Beans• Sugar • Peanut• Small Pox • Turkey• Measles