They believed that Montezuma had offered his valuables freely. This interpretation of the events illustrates the Spaniards’ attempt to appear virtuous and showcases their need to embellish their success in retrieving gold. Meanwhile, the Aztecs believed Montezuma was forced into this offering: “The Spaniards questioned him closely and then demanded gold.” The Aztec explanation of the events suggests a distrust in the Spanish and demonstrates their belief that the Spaniards’ arrival destroyed their society. The discrepancy between the two accounts is due to the biased viewpoints of the writers. The truth, however, can be found in-between the two stories.
This was a costly mistake. The greedy Spaniards wanted the gold and treasure the Aztecs collected. Reid wrote, “Gold, silver, and jewels were what they had sailed all the way from Spain to find” ( 25). Schaffer 2 Another factor contributing to the Aztec’s fall was Spain’s superior weapons. Stein points out, “The Aztecs were known for their skills as warriors.
What were some of the reasons that Cortez wanted to conquer the Aztecs? Cortez wanted to conquer the Aztecs because of gold. 5. What were some of the biggest advantages the Spanish had over the Aztecs? The biggest advantages the Spanish had over the Aztecs were weapons, horses.
The Plan of Iguala is the final push for independence from Spain. The plan was led by Agustin de Iturbide, a leading royalist military commander, and proposed it to Vicente Guerrero, a leading Mexican insurgent, a way to loosen the ties Spain had on Mexico. On February 24, 1821 both Guerrero and Iturbide put forward the plan for Independence known as the Plan of Iguala. The plan consist of three guarantees 1) full protection for the Catholic Church, 2) Mexico will be an independent constitutional monarchy, and 3) equality of Spaniards and Crillos. The plan gained support across Mexico and O’Donoju, the viceroy, seeing that all was lost met with Iturbide and on August 24, 1821 signed the Treaty of Cordoba granting Mexico
A dispute of what happened in the “New World” has been at the center of Latin American historical discourse, attempting to answer one deceptively-simple question: was it a crusade or was it genocide? Undoubtedly, the setting acted as a cooking pot for dangerous ingredients to be mixed and muddled. The Spanish were ripe from the Crusades and their Inquisition, with an unwithering aim to spread Christianity and annihilate its opposition (not to mention a tad-bit of greed and an appetite for gold). The Mexica, a cosmologically-driven civilization who saw the doom of their world near, were rather accepting of their ideals and of the Spanish newcomers. The mixture unfortunately only yielded tragedy.
CONSTANTINE’S RELIGIOUS POLICY Constantine’s religious policy under his reign was to keep peace throughout the whole of the Roman Empire by stopping the persecution of Christians and allowing paganism to be practised together with Christianity, as well as being a follower of Christianity and using his own power to help it spread across his empire. Constantine’s religious policy also evolved greatly throughout his reign, from being a follower of paganism to finally the emperor that was largely responsible for the spread of Christianity which is still the dominating religion in society today. Constantine’s major aspect of his religious policy was his attitude towards Christians. Constantine himself was a Christian, the first Christian Roman Emperor, and was the one that formally ended what is known as the “Great Persecution of Christians”, which happened (approximately) around AD 303. However, he did not just stop the persecution, but went far further and gave the Catholic Church finances it needed in order to spread around the Roman Empire.
Topic: Did the concept of Manifest Destiny really influence the outbreak with Mexican-American war? Introduction Why we have to make a research about Manifest Destiny? Were the American people agreed to expansionism? Because the Manifest Destiny not only influence c or 19th century also Impact the whole 20th century United States political view until today. Mexican-American War is a big event in the 19th century, in which the concept of Manifest Destiny was related with war.
The book “The Broken Spears” covers events of the Spaniards making their way into the Valley of Mexico and taking over the great city of Tenochtitlan. In contrary to the Spaniards views many of the documents featured in the book are taken from the point of view of those who actually saw the conquest of Tenochtitlan, that is, the Aztecs. The documents tell us about fear, bravery, loyalty, and courage of the Aztecs. As the Spanish traveled toward the Aztec city, news from the messengers of destroyed cities alerted others of what was to come. The Tlaxcaltecas immediately allied
The writings of Protestant historians such as Motley and Oman can be taken to reflect more the attitude of the writer then the true events of the period. They wrote in a way that identified progress with Protestantism and Catholicism with reaction and superstition. They believed that the thought behind Philip’s foreign policy was to create a Universal Monarchy by means of a Catholic Plot. Other proponents of religion as a main factor include Geoffrey Parker who wrote that Philip had a ‘grand strategy’ and that was to spread Catholicism and to fulfil the Habsburg moto “the world is
The main reason the Spaniards even bothered to interact with the Native Americans was to achieve their main goal in America, to find gold and other valuables. In some areas where they found valuables, they first tried to cheat the Native Americans out of their treasure. The Native Americans gave up some valuables out of generosity and a slight apprehension, for they wondered if the “white men” who rode on “deer” (horses) were gods. Soon enough, they saw through the Spaniards and saw them for what they really were, greedy, selfish men with nothing but a greedy desire for riches. They attempted to drive them away by attacking them.