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and Malinche advanced and they bore a son named Martin. Cortés and his army proceeded to Tlaxcala, a city in Aztec empire. Aztec empire was mighty in the region, but not popular among its subjected cities. Cortés took time to understand the empire and learned that the subjected cities did not like the leadership of Aztec empire. Cortés sought the audience of the Aztec ambassadors and asked for a chance to meet the Aztec ruler Montezuma. Cortés found an ally called Xicotenga, a ruler in the city Tlaxcala, of the Aztec empire. Xicotenga also had the same approach as Cortés, of forming a team to overthrow
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Surname 3 the Tenochtitlán city, capital of Aztec, where Montezuma was based. Cortés formed an alliance with Xicotenga, where he was awarded thousands of soldiers and a series of ranks to his name. At this time, Cortés’ men were not comfortable with his leadership style. The soldiers felt that he overstepped his authority as he kept defying Velazquez’s orders. Cortés learned about the discomfort and destroyed all the ships to terminate the means of transport the soldiers would use. With no means to use back home, Cortés’ men joined the bandwagon to overthrow the Aztec empire. On November 8, 1519, Cortés and his men marched to Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital, after a resolve to topple the empire. Montezuma II, the ruler of the empire, welcomed the Spanish soldiers, unaware of their motives. The ruler fulfilled the desires of Cortés, through
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  • Summer '16
  • tom mboya
  • Aztec, Mexico City, Hernán Cortés, Tenochitilán. Cortés

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