Consequences of the Spanish Conquest (Siege of Tenochtitlan (The Spanish…
Consequences of the Spanish Conquest
So many people were dying that bodies would just lie around because there was no time to bury them.
Spread faster then war
25% of Tenochtitlan's population killed by disease
300 million people died
There wasn't enough workers in the fields and the Aztecs started to starve because they didn't have enough food
most people had Smallpox
Spanish weren't wiped out because they had grown up around the diseases and had some sort of immunity to them
spread by mosquitoes
Fever, shivering, chills and generally feeling unwell
Influenza (The flu)
can a very serious
fever, dry cough, muscle and joint pain, tiredness or extreme exhaustion, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion
Destruction of Tenochtitlan
After the Aztecs were defeated the Spanish's main priority was to convert the Aztecs to Christianity and into Spanish culture.
The Spanish tore down the Aztecs temples and built churches onto of them.
The Aztecs were put in school. Besides religion and culture they were taught European philosophy, reading and writing, art and language.
They called Tenochtitlan New Spain
All evidence of Tenochtitlan was wiped
New goods and foods for European cultures
The Spanish were introduced to new goods and foods from the Aztecs. They bought many new goods to the European culture. The Spanish also became extremely rich because the Aztecs had bucket lodes of silver and gold.
originate from central and south America
Central and south America
Bean used as currency in Aztec Empire
Found in tropical regions in the Americas
The Aztecs were very wealthy and they made Europe very wealthy
Siege of Tenochtitlan
Aztecs gave the Spanish gifts to welcome them and invited them into Tenochtitlan
Montezuma II thoguht Cortés was the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl
The Spanish saw how wealthy the Aztecs were and wanted more.
The Spanish got many goods and food from the Aztec market.
A Spanish soldier had smallpox and an Aztec soldier caught it and spread it to the Aztec community. 22-25 million Aztecs died to Smallpox because they had no immunity to it.
The siege resulted in the death of hundreds and thousands of men and women, many more were also enslaved. the biggest killer during the seige was the smallpox epidemic that killed about 80% of the Aztec population.
During a religious celebration, the Spanish came and attacked nobles and priests. Many were killed. This made the Aztec angry and started to fight the Spanish. The Spanish had to go into hiding.
The Spanish captured Montezuma II and wanted to make a deal with the Aztecs, but they didn't trust Montezuma II anymore because he let strangers into Tenochtitlan and soon he was found dead.
The Spanish made alliances with some of the local tribes including the Totonac and the Tlaxcalans. They were enemies of the Aztecs and with their help, the city Tenochtitlan was deprived of food and water. The cities population quickly diminished
Hernan Cortés came to America in search for power and land.
In 1519 Hernan Cortés ships reached the shores of Mexico. They quickly empowered surrounding tribes, who provided them with food, water and women. Cortés was on a mission to find wealth for Spain and to conquer the land.
The tribe of Tlaxcala
Native group Tlaxcalans
started the Smallpox epidemic