Aztecs and Native Americans

Aztecs and Native Americans

Two of the biggest and greatest civilization in the Americas were
the Aztecs and Incas. These two civilization were both said to be
conquered by the Spanish, but it wasn?t just the Spanish who
conquered them. These two civilizations both fell from a
combination of a weak government, lack of technology, new
disease introduced by the invaders, and not being prepared for the
invaders.

For many centuries the Aztec civilization revolved around a
ideological, social, and political system in which expansion was the
cornerstone. Expansion was the cornerstone of their whole
civilization, because their religion requested that a large number of
human sacrifices where to be made to the gods. To get the
sacrifices the Aztec went to war with other tribes in Mexico to get
these human sacrifices (Conrad & Demmest 47-49) . With each
conquest more sacrifices and more land was added to the Aztec
kingdom. The Aztec were a strong civilization who were familiar
with organized large scale war, had specialized war chiefs, and a
well organized system of territorial levy in which large armies could
be amassed in a short time (Age of Reconnaissance 124-125). They
may have been well organized for war, but they were not prepared
for internal changes in there civilization. When expansion was no
longer an option there system crumbled. Without expansion

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