Cortes vs. the Aztecs Written by: The Students of Room 241 October 2009
<ul><li>Cortes sailed to Cuba, and he started his own colony.   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Cortes found out about the Aztec Empire.  He heard this empire was rich and had lots of gold.   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Cortes sailed to the mainland and began marching to Tenochtitlan with 500 soldiers.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>He made peace with the Native Americans around the Empire, and then he made his way to the city of  Tenochtitlan ....
<ul><li>Cortes pretended to make peace with Montezuma, but then he arrested the ruler in his own palace.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>The governor of Cuba sent soldiers to arrest and execute Cortes.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Cortes left  Tenochtitlan  to meet these soldiers.  </li></ul><ul><li>He took these soldiers and marched BACK to  ...
<ul><li>When he got back to Tenochtitlan, he found the Aztecs were attacking his soldiers.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Montezuma was killed – stoned by his own people or killed by the Spanish. Nobody really knows.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Aztecs were weakened from smallpox.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Cortes burned down the city and took all the gold and wealth from the Aztec Empire.  </li></ul>
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Cortes vs Aztecs

  1. 1. Cortes vs. the Aztecs Written by: The Students of Room 241 October 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Cortes sailed to Cuba, and he started his own colony. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Cortes found out about the Aztec Empire. He heard this empire was rich and had lots of gold. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Cortes sailed to the mainland and began marching to Tenochtitlan with 500 soldiers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>He made peace with the Native Americans around the Empire, and then he made his way to the city of Tenochtitlan . </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Cortes pretended to make peace with Montezuma, but then he arrested the ruler in his own palace. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The governor of Cuba sent soldiers to arrest and execute Cortes. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Cortes left Tenochtitlan to meet these soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>He took these soldiers and marched BACK to Tenochtitlan . </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>When he got back to Tenochtitlan, he found the Aztecs were attacking his soldiers. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Montezuma was killed – stoned by his own people or killed by the Spanish. Nobody really knows. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The Aztecs were weakened from smallpox. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Cortes burned down the city and took all the gold and wealth from the Aztec Empire. </li></ul>

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