6272416 Spaniards Conquer Aztec and Inca Empires

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Spaniards Conquer Aztec 1 Running head: SPANIARDS CONQUER AZTEC AND INCA EMPIRES Spaniards Conquer Aztec and Inca Empires [Author’s Name] [Institution’s Name]
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Spaniards Conquer Aztec 2 Spaniards Conquer Aztec and Inca Empires The most violent clash between the Indians and the Europeans took place in the Valley of Mexico during the early summer of 1520, when Cortes and his Spaniards achieved the Conquest of Mexico and overthrew the Aztec civilization, the most advanced Indian culture at that time. Cortes' success was the loadstone which drew to the Americas the iron might of Europe. Stone could not withstand steel, and the days of the Indian were numbered. The history of the Aztecs and their forebears is a synopsis of the rise of Indian civilization and its doom. The Aztecs were a concentrated population of independent groups living in the Valley of Mexico and later welded into an empire, whose authority reached out to dominate much of central and southern Mexico. Their history and social customs are better
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course MBA_W MBA-147822 taught by Professor Anne during the Spring '09 term at Windsor.

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