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3. Imagine that you are a young man or woman in Spain whoaspires(wants) to be a conquistador. How could you use this letterto persuade the king to allow you to attack a different section ofthe Aztec Empire?I would explain that it would not be morally rightto destroy such a beautiful structure. It should be preserved andstudied to find out what could be learned from the civilization.Document 24. What is irrigation?5. Explain why irrigation is such a significant achievement.6. Do you think an Incan would have described this achievementas “clever”? Explain.Document 37, What does the implementation of terrace farming tell you aboutthe geography of the IncanEmpire?8. What are the pros and cons that terrace farming offers to theIncan people?Document 49.Why did the Aztecs and other Mesoamerican civilizationparticipated in human sacrifice?
10.What is ironic about the Spanish using human sacrifice as areason for conquering the Aztecs?Document 511.What is Chinampas Farming?12.How were Chinampas constructed?13.Explain whether you think that this sort of farming could beenacted on a large scale in theIncan Empire, which was on the Andes Mountains.Document 614.What modern countries do the road systems run through?15.Why were the roads such a vital part of the Empire? Explain.16.Imagine that you are a member of Pizarro’s expedition to theIncan homeland. Explainwhether you would want to destroy the Incan road once youconquer the people.Document 717.Why do you think that the Incans collect tribute?Explain.18.Imagine that you are a peasant farmer during a famine. How
does this system of tributeprotect you?19.Why are taxes important for an advanced civilization.Document 820.Is the mummy an example of a primary or secondary source?Explain.21.If you were an archaeologist, what sorts of things could youdeduce or infer about Incans orchildren from the mummy and the text from above?
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Amy Anderson
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Mesoamerica, Aztec, Inca Empire, chinampas farming

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