Who was Cortez • Hernando Cortez was born in the small town of Medellin south-western Spain in 1485
Why did Cortez conquer the Aztec • He wanted to conquer and over power a nation and find gold to become rich • It all started off with the aztecs beliveing in this "god" called the bird god and when Cortez came all the aztecs thought that Cortez was the bird god because of the big sails on his ship and his armor and all the amazing things that the aztecs did not have. when Cortez landed, the aztecs invited Cortez in because they thought that he was the bird god. when Cortez saw how nicely the aztecs were treating Cortez he pretended that he actully was the bird god. Shortly after that Cortez and his crew took the emporer or king and took him and Cortez said if you didnt fill this small, empty room form floor to celing with gold then he would kill the king/emporer and the aztecs did. They filled it up and after that Cortez and his crew all had guns of course because they were from europe and the scared the aztecs and sothen they pretty much killed all the aztecs and thats how they pretty much all got wiped out. In the end Cortez and his crew god all the money and the aztecs got killed.
How did the Aztec react to the arrival of Cortez • Montezuma thought that Cortes and the Spanish were gods so he treated them nicely until he found out that the Spanish want to conquer the Aztec.
Who helped Cortez and why • The Tlazcaltecans, who had been enimies of the Aztecs for years. • Dona Marina who translated for Cortez and told him about surrounding Indian tribes and how they wanted to get back at the Aztecs