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FALL OF THE AZTEC AND INCA EMPIRES
Cortes – Spanish conquistador who conquered Aztecs
Montezuma – emperor of Aztecs; thought Cortes was a god
Pizarro- Spanish conquistador who conquered Inca
Atahualpa – Inca emperor captured and killed by Pizarro
2. Conquistador – Spanish explorer arriving in Central &
South America in search of gold, silver, and new lands to
conquer for Spain.
3. Montezuma thought he was a god, had weapons& horses,
small pox wiped out thousands, inside info from Mayan spy
4. How might the history of the Aztec people be different
without the legend of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl?
Montezuma would not have welcomed Cortes into
Tenochtitlan; could have had a better change at surviving
5. Why were the Aztec & Inca so easily defeated by smaller
Spanish forces?
Spanish had guns, cannons, & horses; small pox wiped out
thousands