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    1. 1. POCKET BOOK FOLDABLE FRONT BACK INSIDE
    2. 2. Warm Up *Copy on back of Conquistador foldable An Aztec citizen asked a Spanish Conquistador, “What do you do with all of the gold? Do you eat it?” Hernan Cortes told the Aztecs that his men “had a disease of the heart that only gold could cure.” According to Cortes, what disease can gold “cure?”
    3. 3. Conquistadors: Effects on the Incas and Aztecs
    4. 4. AZTECS
    5. 5. • Pyramids • Canals • Bridges • floating gardens • a zoo • Art • calendar
    6. 6. Feathered serpent god that would appear in human form from the EAST Aztecs believed Cortes on horseback (never seen this animal) was this god including Moctezuma who sent him gifts
    7. 7. • Aztec emperor • Unsuccessfully attempted to keep Cortes on the coast using gifts & diplomacy • Captured by Cortes, taken hostage, & killed in fighting
    8. 8. • Spanish conquistador • Sailed with 11 ships, 900 soldiers, sailors, Cubans, and Africans to Mesoamerica (Central America) • Conquered Aztec Empire for GOLD(wealth), GOD, GLORY! ***Interesting fact – Cortes sank own ships when his men feared laying siege to the Aztec capital
    9. 9. Cortes the Killer, Dave Matthews Band
    10. 10. • Aztec capital • Island city (5 square miles) with canals used as streets • Society was advanced & encouraged art, music, poetry, crafts • Economy: artisans, farming, warriors, priests, merchants, govt officials • Floating gardens, white buildings, fountains, palaces, & a private zoo
    11. 11. • Aided by Dona Marina (female Native Amer. slave) & neighboring Natives, he sailed into the capital • Used canon fire, guns, & smallpox to conquer the city & claim it for Spain • Sent boatloads of GOLD and silver back to Spain
    12. 12. Why did Native Americans ally with Cortes? The Enemy of my Enemy is my FRIEND!
    13. 13. • Christian Native American • Aided Cortes as a translator • Considered a traitor by the Natives • Real name = Malinche
    14. 14. • Contagious disease • Often results in DEATH • Brought by the Spanish • Many Aztecs succumbed to the disease • Partially responsible for Cortes’ victory
    15. 15. • Site of shrines dedicated to Aztec gods • Polytheistic society • Used human sacrifice to honor & appease the gods
    16. 16. INCAS
    17. 17. Incalicious
    18. 18. • Polytheistic society rooted in nature • Advanced system of roads, communication, gold & silver treasures, artwork • After: religious items were destroyed by the Spanish; smallpox epidemics destroyed their empire
    19. 19. • Incan ruler • Captured, held hostage, ransomed for 11 tons of gold ($6 million) & executed by Pizarro
    20. 20. CUZCO • Capital of Incan empire • Empire extended along the Pacific coast and Andean highlands
    21. 21. • Spanish conquistador • Conquered the Incas with ruthless violence
    22. 22. • With military might • He & his men slaughtered over 2000 unarmed Incas & injured over 5000 at Cajamarca
    23. 23. COOL DOWN Got Injustice? *respond on back of Conquistador foldable Give examples of modern day scenarios when people take advantage of others.

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