Taking a Closer Look at the Aztec Civilization Essays

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The Aztecs were a very warlike people, but were very influential to our civilization. They lived in present day Mexico about 800 years ago. At first, they were a mostly nomadic civilization and that lasted about 100 years. Then they developed the first, and capital, city, Tenochtitlán. They developed many new types of government, religion, culture, technology, economy, and geography, as well as the calendar and new mathematical techniques. The Aztecs were skilled writers, builders, artists, and craftsmen. They wrote in pictures, built towering temples for worship, and made beautiful jewelry and pottery. Government was set up in a similar way to ours. Their was an emperor, like our president, a city council, like our Supreme …show more content…
The Aztecs were a very warlike people, but were very influential to our civilization. They lived in present day Mexico about 800 years ago. At first, they were a mostly nomadic civilization and that lasted about 100 years. Then they developed the first, and capital, city, Tenochtitlán. They developed many new types of government, religion, culture, technology, economy, and geography, as well as the calendar and new mathematical techniques. The Aztecs were skilled writers, builders, artists, and craftsmen. They wrote in pictures, built towering temples for worship, and made beautiful jewelry and pottery. Government was set up in a similar way to ours. Their was an emperor, like our president, a city council, like our Supreme Court, the Calpulli, like our mayors and governors, and then the family and individual group, like our citizens. Cities formed alliances to avoid being attacked. A very famous "Triple-Alliance" was formed in the Aztec era. The alliance was between Tenochtitlán, Texcoco, and Tlacopan. These 3 cities never attacked each other, but banded together to conquer other cities. In all cities, people payed taxes called tributes. Tributes could be anything that could be used to trade, since their was no known form of currency. Aztec religion was very different from ours. Gods were worshipped to such an extent that even times were named after them. There were also many religious theories as to how the world was created. The most prominent one was the
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