Between the 1300s and 1521, the Aztecs were in control of an Empire that stretched from the Pacific coast down the Gulf of Mexico. Religion was an important part of everyday Aztec life. They believed in many gods but the most important was the sun god, Huitzilopochtli. The Aztecs had a reputation for being aggressive warriors.
The Aztec empire is gone, but descendants of the Aztecs remain. Some traditions from the once great civilization still exist today. Login or Sign Up for a Premium Account to view this content. In order to view premium content on Kids Discover Online you must either login to your existing premium account or sign up for a premium account and login. Login to Existing Account Sign Up for an.
The Aztec believed in human sacrifice. That was one of the many reasons the other tribes hated and feared the Aztec. But the Aztec seemed unstoppable. It was not until the 1500s, when the Spanish arrived, that the Aztec were conquered. The Spanish brought guns, dogs, horses, and disease. It was disease that conquered the Aztec. The Aztec Empire.
The Aztec Empire, as with many empires, required a great deal of paperwork: keeping track of taxes and tribute paid, recording the events of the year both great and small, genealogies of the ruling class, divinations and prophecies, temple business, lawsuits and court proceedings and property lists with maps, ownership, borders, rivers and fields noted. Merchants needed scribes to keep.
The Aztec empire was one of the first to require mandatory education for its children. It began as a form of homeschooling, and, at 12 years of age, boys and girls left home to attend formal schools. Another contribution made by the Aztecs is in pharmacology. By using herbs and flowers, they were able to create medicines used to prevent muscle.
The Aztec Empire was a civilization in central Mexico that thrived in the time before the arrival of European explorers during the Age of Exploration.Throughout its history as a civilization the Aztec Empire expanded across much of central Mexico and other surrounding areas, to become the most dominant and powerful people in the region.
Montezuma was an aztec ruler. He is often referred to Cortez. Montezuma opened the aztec empire to Cortez in open arms. He believed Cortez was basically a god because the aztecs believed a god will come with white skin with new advancements. Montezuma opened the city to Cortez only to be betrayed. Cortez and his men ended up destroying the aztec capitol city of Tenochtitlan and one year later.
You might not think of this when you think about Aztec inventions, but the empire was one of the first places in the world to have mandatory education for everyone. In the years ahead, education was going to become more and more important around the world - but the peoples of the Aztec empire were on the cutting edge. Many countries had education for the upper classes, but for the Aztec.