LEQ unit test 1 APUSH - LEQ Mayan Aztec and Inca were all...

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LEQ Mayan, Aztec and Inca were all civilizations were all large, functioning tribes of Native American people. Geographically, they were in present day South America, the Incas being the furthest south. To the north of their territory is North America, and, thousands of years ago, there were dominant civilizations there, too. The Mayan, Aztec, and Inca shared many similarities with the Mississippi Valley tribes such as capital city structure, widespread territorial dominance, trade, and agricultural usage for survival. On the contrary, specific differences made them unique. The dominance these South American civilizations occurred hundreds of years previous to the mass European arrival. The tribes of the Mississippi Valley, most famously, the Cahokia, was largely dominant across the Midwestern areas of the United States. The Cahokia were known as the Mound Builders. Their era was between 900 and 1350. They created a capital city of wooden walls that was home to 20,000-40,000 people. They were given the name Mound Builders because they built large burial and ceremonial mounds on which religious ceremonies took place. Similarly, the Aztecs built a massive capital city called Tenochtitlan. It was home to many great pyramid structures that stretched high up towards the heavens. The Mayans created massive pyramids, known today as the Mayan ruins, and they are widely considered to be the greatest tourist attraction of Mexico and Central America. The Inca Empire was further south, perhaps in present day Peru, and they had the largest stretching territory. Their biggest

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