- Who were the "conquistadors"?
- What were they hoping to achieve?
- Who was Herman Cortez?
- Where did he travel in April of 1519?
- What did he discover about the land and civilizations of the New World?
- Who was Malinche? What did she do for Cortez?
- What importance did gold play in the early interactions between the Aztecs and Cortez?
- What was the name of the Aztec ruler in 1519?
- What was the Aztec culture like?
- What role did the Tlaxcalans play in helping Cortez defeat the Aztecs?
- What happened to the Cholulans?
- Describe the city of Tenochtitlan.
- What did Cortez say to Montezuma when they entered the palace of the Aztec Gods?
- Why did Cortez arrest Montezuma? Who killed him?
- How did the Spaniards escape? Did it work?
- What did Cortez doafter his initial retreat?
- How did he wage war?
- What was the final result?
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