Aztec Civilizations In America

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Dennis B. Neuenschwander once said “A life that is not documented is a life that within a generation or two will largely be lost to memory. What a tragedy this can be in the history of a family. Knowledge of our ancestors shapes us and instills within us values that give direction and meaning to ours lives”. Thankfully over the years we were able to uncover so much about the early generations and civilizations that once colonized America. Due to the early civilizations Central america has become one of the largest economies and is still growing at a fast rate. But not many people know how these early civilizations played a role that helped us get to where we are today. This essay will be informing you about some of the early civilizations…show more content…
The Aztec ,or also known as “Mexico”, built a successful city in Tenochtitlan , which today is known as mexico city. Shorty after the created an alliance with two other cities, Texcoco and Tlacopan. This Alliance made them all of them very powerful , shortly after they began to conquer nearby cities with Tenochtitlan being the most power, especially in military power. They were expanding the alliance territories due to there power forces. After conquering cities they began to pay tribute to the 3 allied cities , but most of the tribute went to Tenochtitlan. The Alliance would have continued to grow in power and conquer more land if it wasn't for the…show more content…
But they did take the human sacrificing to an exaggerated level.Those who fought and hunted with great skill and the most handsomes were considered the best to be sacrificed. This for them was considered a great honor. Thousands of people including children were sacrificed each year due to the aztecs rituals. But there was non-fatal rituals. Such as burning of blood soaked paper, animal rituals such as deer, butterflies and snakes were given to sacrifice.Foods were also given to the gods even preouse objects were willing given to the gods, such as rare metals, Jades, and shells to be ritually buried. The Ritual ball game also contributed to the adding to the amount of people being sacrificed. Since the losing team would have to be sacrificed to the gods. It was a game of life or death. It was played on returalure flat region court. With 2 high stone walls that both contained a stone right with a whole in the middle where a rubber ball is supposed to go threw it in order for you to achieve a point. If you were to be a professionl or amature at this game the chances of either one are equal do to the fact the outcome can go either way for the teams. War captures were often forced to play against their will. Other sacrifice would be “Good impersonators” they would be treated with great respect and honor for a year until

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