America before 1492

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America before 1492

  1. 1. What was America like before 1492?
  2. 2. Difficulties Could not read or write Knowledge of immediate surroundings
  3. 3. Famous Merchant
  4. 4. Jewels Silk Spices
  5. 5. Prisoner of war Genoa – 1298 Rusticiello
  6. 6. THE AZTECS Mexico - 1300
  7. 7. LAKE TEXCOCO
  8. 8. THE SUN GOD
  9. 9. WARS  Fought all of the time  The defeated tribes had to give  Food  Treasure  Prisoners to be sacrificed
  10. 10. Corn Chilli peppers Beans
  11. 11.  Potters  Weavers  Carpenter s
  12. 12. 1519 Hernando Cortés
  13. 13. QUETZALCOATL – THE SERPENT GOD
  14. 14. DISEASE
  15. 15. THE INCAS  In 1438 they defeated the Chime group
  16. 16. THE INCAN EMPIRE  Well organized  Everyone had work  Cities from stone
  17. 17. TYPES OF STRUCTURES  Temples  Observatories  Palaces  Ordinary homes
  18. 18. EMPEROR VISITED PEOPLE
  19. 19. CONQUISTADORS 1532
  20. 20.  Captured and killed the Inca emperor  The empire collapsed within a few years
  21. 21.  KINGS  PRIESTS  WARRIORS
  22. 22. GODS  Gods  Kings were gods too
  23. 23. 850  Moved north to Yucatán  The Toltec settled in the Mayan city of Chichén Itzá
  24. 24. 1500  The Mayan kingdoms had shrunk to just a few small towns.

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