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CSU - HIST 171 - Class Notes - Week 1

School: Colorado State University
Department: History
Course: World History, 1500-Present (GT-HI1)
Professor: Daniel Stephen
Term: Summer 2016
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Name: week one
Description: notes from week one
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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background image Religion in the Americas august 26, 2016 1. Aztecs (Mexica) – label given to them by the Europeans, based from aztlan o Eagle clutching snake, on cactus was symbol of where to build
o Settled near texcoco, where they saw symbol 
o Drained swamp & built dams 
o Became military leaders, trading, and became economically the 
strongest 2. Tenochtitlan o Founded in 1325 C.E.
o Population in 1500 – 200,000
o Triple alliance
o Boat traffic
o Floating city
o Chihuahuas
o TEMPLO MAYOR
Built by generations of generations of emperors 17 distinct layers 2 separate god alters Gathering halls for warriors Ball court arena Painted vivid colors- powerful appearance Represents devotion to gods as well as political representation of
power
3. Religious gods o Human like gods
o Tlaloc – water
Alligator type One of most important gods Top layer o Tezcatlipoca – power/ magic Trickster god of magic Left foot eaten by alligator “built the universe” o Xipe Totec- Maize Primary agricultural product of feeding Red skin Wears skin of warriors over his own skin Skins them alive o Huitzilopochtli God of war God of the sun Game Mexica image of eagle symbol Associated with hummingbirds Mother was earth deity Divine pregnancy 1. Brothers and sister jealous

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School: Colorado State University
Department: History
Course: World History, 1500-Present (GT-HI1)
Professor: Daniel Stephen
Term: Summer 2016
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Name: week one
Description: notes from week one
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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