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  • 1.  
  • 2. Aztecs
    • Spanish burned the Aztecs records and tried to wipe out all traces of the older civilizations
    • The Aztecs did the same thing 90 years earlier
    • The Aztecs were recent arrivals in an ancient country themselves
  • 3. Mesoamerica
  • 4. The Reign of Spain
    • Spanish conquistadors conquered the two greatest New World empires, The Mexicas and The Incas.
    • Shipped vast amounts of gold and silver back to Seville.
    • New Laws, its illegal to enslave the indigenous peoples and banning new encomiendas.
  • 5. Christianity under Isabella
    • In 1492, the last Muslim territory under her control.
    • Isabella decreed that all subjects who didn’t become Christians and had to therefore leave the country
  • 6. Charles V
    • Spain became its most powerful nation during Charles' reign.
    • Spain had strong Catholic history
    • Anti-French and anti-Muslim
    • Decades of warfare and economic difficulties
    • 1555, he divided his lands between his son, Philip II
  • 7. Quetzalcoatl
    • whose name comes from the Nahuatl language and has the meaning of "feathered-serpent”
    • "Teotihuacan arose as a new religious center in the Mexican Highland, around the time of Christ”
  • 8. Aftermath Revolution
    • 1916 the Revolution almost over
    • Obregon entered Mexico City in 1914.
    • The First World War had broke out two weeks earlier.
  • 9. Pancho Villa