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