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Central/Latin America

Central/Latin America

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Central/Latin America

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  1. Central/Latin America

  2. Mayan • Location • Southern Mexico to Northern Central America • Start/End • 1200 B.C. to 400 B.C. • Major Cities • Tikal • Copan • Palenque • Uxmal • Chichen Itza

  3. Maya • Government • Dynasties • Religion • Polytheistic • Believed each day was a god and could be predicted through calendars • (2012 ahhhh) • Human sacrifice to please the gods and keep balance in the world • Economy • Trade: Flint, Salt, Feathers, Shells, Textiles (Clothes), Jade and Gold

  4. Aztec • Location • Modern Day: Mexico City, Mexico • Start/End • 1200 A.D. to 1502 A.D. • Major Cities • Teotihuacan

  5. Aztec • Government • Empire: Emperor Nobles: Govt officials, Generals, Religious Leaders Commoners: Merchants, Crafts people, Soldiers Farmers who owned land ENSLAVED PERSONS (SLAVES)

  6. Aztec • Government: • Created a triple alliance with Texoco and Tlacopan and became the most powerful city-state with 38 provinces. This empire had about 5 to 15 million people

  7. Aztec • Religion • Polytheistic with about 1000 gods • Believed the sun was a god called Huitzilopochitli • Thought the sun god needed human blood in order to fight evil at night so human sacrifice was a regular practice

  8. Aztec • Economy • Trade: Obsidian, gold, textiles, and spices

  9. Inca • Location • North west South America in the modern day country Peru • Start/End • 1200 A.D. to 1500 A.D. • Major Cities • Chan Chan • Machu Pichu • Cuzco

  10. Inca • Government • Empire • Divided the empire into units with government leaders • Divided families in groups of 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 the healthy people worked for the state • Built 14,000 miles of road

  11. Inca • Religion • Polytheistic • Inti: Sun Worshipers • Economy • Trade based on gold, textiles, and spices

  12. Make a Postcard • You are to pick one empire from either Africa or Central America and make a postcard inviting people to visit your empire • Include: Location, Start/End, Cities, Govt., Religion, and Economy on your postcard • Advertise it with colors and at least 3 pictures