the consequences of the Spanish Conquest (siege of Tenochtitlan (the…
of the Spanish Conquest
the Spanish spread new diseases killing thousands of Aztecs devestating the whole of the americas
smallpox killed 400 000 to 500 000 90% of the native american population
the common cold
the Aztecs gave the sailors on slave ships diseases like syphilis spreading through out Europe within years, the STD caused rashes, sores and effected internal organs.
if it weren't for diseases the Spanish might have lost and the entire history of the earth would be different so many foods wouldnt be around a lot of bird species and animals would be still around
food and goods
they needed was of transporting food so slaves were used
new foods and new animals making farms bigger and better
they grew food like potatoes, sweet potatoes, maize, beans, rice, tomatoes, chillies, corn and avocado
some countries relied on these foods like Ireland relied on potatoes, the Indians use a lot of Chillies in their food and the Chinese relied on sweet potatoe and rice
this helped make new recipes like pizza!
we couldn't have many foods and animals we have today like parrots, Pizza, chocolate and Burritos
siege of Tenochtitlan
the Spanish camped out side of the city letting disease spread by the bodies pilling up, more would die even more would get sick
the survivors were captured and taken as slaves to work in mines or as farmers alot of them died from mercury poison or killed from other factors of the harsh working environment
the Spanish fought the soldiers that tried to escape so they would eventually surrender letting the Spanish take the city
the Spanish used the rebellious Aztec towns and cities to take Tenochtitlan and get ride of the Aztec civilisation
the Aztecs tried everything to get the Spanish to flee they tried ambushing them but nothing made them leave, and the Spanish eventually won
the Spanish conquest cause many slaves to get taken from Africa and used to transport goods and food.
The Aztecs and Incas who survived were taken and used in silver and Gold mines, most of the miners died of mercury poisoning and other diseases
more crops were grown they understood the language and the people more, the codex was written using slaves from the Aztecs and Incas