History 1311 for Paper 1
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important omens and explanations 1) 10 years before Spaniards came to mexico. A bright flame or tongue of light appeared in the sky. It stayed for a year long. People took it as a bad signal that something bad was ought to happen. 2) It also happened in mexico. A mountain named Tlacateccan(the house of devil Huitzilopochtli) burned and flared up on its own. The surprising thing here was that When people tried to extinguish the fire it BLEW UP EVEN MORE. EXPLANATIONS: more than logic people here believed in omens and superstitions. They ended complicating even simplest of the things because of their superstitious nature. DIAZ’S BATTLE DESCRIPTION The description speaks about the enemy(Indians) being gigantic in number (almost 300 to 1). The enemy troops were trained as they were fighting in well- formed squadrons plus with specified tactics. Although cortez men were outnumbered and were losing, still they fought bravery. They made perfect use of their resources like cannon, swords, etc. Fearful Spanish when cortex men began to give them a tough fight. ALLIANCES Spanish had the support of a few individual natives. Spanish were very powerful and skilled military men as annihilated Tecoac completely. Tlaxcalens got afraid when Spanish began to approach them and instead of fighting decided to lend them their support. In spite being powerful Spanish were fickle minded and got easily persuaded by Tlaxcalens and went on destroy Choluha. With their great stories of win and bravery spreading everywhere they were given gifts and support from Mexica(people of mexico as well). THE GREAT RASH After the Spaniards left mexico, an epidemic in the form of pustules(small pox) spread. Written by San Berdino(native perspective). An omen appeared, the sky turned black red. People who suffered could not move from their places and ultimately died either of epidemic or hunger or were left blind and harmed. People stopped caring about each other. Shortage of labor and food started. EUROPEANS & AMERICANS Europeans were more skewed towards conquering the world. American society was based on hunting and gathering and they were culturally diverse. So they were less politically complex and less unified and thus easier for Europeans to defeat them. American society had problems in their within: 1) They had practices of sacrifice of women from the age of 18 to 25(mounds) 2) People who revolted were given death sentences. The city of Aztec (a tribe of central Mexico which spoke Nahuatl language) was technically sound they had wide canals and bridges. Aztec had ritual and beliefs (ritual calendar) .
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