The Aztecs had capitalized on the trade of luxurious items such as jade, animal skins, and feathers. They traded over long distances and were known to trade surpluses of obsidian. Irrigation played an important part of their economy and allowed the farmers a way to receive water for their crops. The tribute system was implemented when the Aztecs began conquering other city-states and forced payment upon their conquerors in the form of goods, which can be related to today’s concept of taxation. The most recognized tribute was the forced upon tribute for the Aztecs to repay Spain.
(2)"Life is because of the gods; with their sacrifice they gave us life" Aztec people believed the Gods controlled every aspect of a person including their life from his or her birth to death. In other words they believed their Gods were the key to their survival. Since they believe, that only because of their Gods they exist in this world, they had to delight the Gods. Therefore the Aztecs conducted many ceremonies to gratify their Gods and they thought that if they please the Gods, in return they would receive good harvests, good weather, secure and easier life. They never out looked their God nor took them for granted.
Emperors were usually chosen from among the brothers or sons of the deceased ruler. They were required to be nobles, to be over the age of 30, to have been educated at one of the elite calmecac schools, to be experienced warriors and military leaders, and to be just. Although the emperor had absolute power and was believed to be a representative of the gods, he governed with the assistance of four advisors and one senior advisor who were elected by the nobility. Economic Structure * Aztec farmers were great at what they did and agriculture was the foundation to the Aztec Economy. The Aztec’s used the Chinampa way of farming which made them have highly productive gardens that not only let them farm the land but let them get the water that they used to grow the crop back.
Many people soon began to admire the patriotism of these women who had been denied equality for so long by a large proportion of the country now wanted to help maintain the same country. Women began to take a major role in a wide range of industries including Munitions, Hospitals and farm land. They also took over industries that had been male dominated before the war including the police with the creation of the Women Police Volunteers and shipbuilding due to dilution. Women also were able to enter the armed forces due to the creation of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps. This amount of enthusiasm and energy women showed at work changed male attitude towards them and many realised these women were perfectly capable of being able to vote.
If we did, what would we have left, we only have what the people back then wanted us to have. Putting together the pieces of the Aztec empire through Spanish eyes is better than nothing. It leads us to believe the Spanish were the greater civilization. All civilizations are defined by war and in this situation the Spanish won and conquered the Aztecs. Even today the Spanish are still prominently around, occupying much of the worlds population.
Even though they were promised as part of their agreement land, tools, and clothes male indentured servants often were left on their own and were not prepared for the life that was upon them. Slave trading began when ships from Portugal were sailing down the African coast intent on trading. The longer they were there they discovered a way to make more money and that was to trade human beings for work. Eventually this took over as the main source of income and they decided instead of taking these slaves to Europe they would be more valuable to the early settlers of America. The journey to America was very hard on everyone whether it was a
The ability to industrialize came from the power that came from the Water Resources Authority. The Government Development Bank would give money to private industry and help encourage the industrialization. The currency of Puerto Rico is the U.S. dollar. Fomento (Economic Development Administration) plays the biggest role in helping industrialization. It builds factories and sells them to private investors.
Compared to the wheat that was the most common staple and potatoes, the wheat was inferior in the amount of work it took to grow it, its susceptibility to weather and predators, and most especially, to the amount of calories produced versus the amount taken to work the field. Potatoes gave over three times as much return. And then the population exploded, as Europeans finally had enough to eat and to trade. And how about modern government. Think we got that from the Greeks and Romans?
Beard vs. Commager Argument Assessment I. Main thesis a. Beard i. The Constitution was an economic document that was set up by the founding fathers so that the government could achieve economic results that benefit their personal interests. b. Commager ii.