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European Exploration and Settlement
European Exploration and Settlement
European Exploration and Settlement I. Europeans Look to New Worlds For Many Reasons. A. Renaissance- revival of classical art, literature, and learning. 1. Took place in Europe in 15th and 16th centuries. 2. Sparked imaginations and made people eager to explore. B. Protestant Reformation 1. Challenged Catholics who in turn persecuted Protestants. 2. Protestants longed for a place where they could worship as they wanted. C. European Nations Begin to Form Stable Governments and Resolve Power Str
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico Mexico was the site of some of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the western hemisphere. The Mayan culture, according to archaeological research, attained its greatest development about the 6th century AD. Another group, the Toltec, established an empire in the Valley of Mexico and developed a great civilization still evidenced by the ruins of magnificent buildings and monuments. The leading tribe, the Aztec, built great cities and developed an intricate social, political, a
The Aztecs
The Aztecs
The Aztecs The Aztec people ruled from the Gulf of Mexico to present day Guatemala. There capital city was Tenochititlan. The greatest controlling force was religion. It was shown in their architecture and sculpture.  They also had writing, numbers and a calendar. They had recorded dates for religious holidays. The children were taught respect, courtesy, truthfulness and self control. Aztec boys learned practical tasks from their fathers at home. Then when they reached 15 they went to a youth h
All Things are Relative
All Things are Relative
All Things are Relative The dictionary defines civilized as advanced in social customs, art, and science. The keyword here is social customs. A persons idea of what is civilized is relative to his culture. Through out the history of man, one can see many changes in customs, and customs is what defines our idea of what is civilized. The word civilized is one of the most relative concepts. Time and distance are what have shaped our customs for thousands of years. If we look back throughout hist
Koeneman 1
Koeneman 1
Koeneman 1 Adam J.E. Koeneman English 190-28 Professor Engles November 4, 1996 Prejudice Against Native Americans These people began migrating thirty thousand years before Christopher Colombus discovered the Americas. Native Americans migrated from Asia, crossing a land bridge where the Bering Strait off the coast of Alaska is today. Over the centuries these people spread throughout the continents of North and South America. Since the arrival of the Europeans in 1492 the American Indian has b
When victims reached the altar they were stretched across a sacrificia
When victims reached the altar they were stretched across a sacrificia
When victims reached the altar they were stretched across a sacrificial stone. A priest with an obsidian knife cut open the victim's chest and tore out his heart. The heart was placed in a bowl called a chacmool. This heart was used as an offer to the gods. If they were in dire need, a warrior would be sacrificed, but for any other sacrifice a normal person would be deemed sufficient. It was a great honor to be chosen for a sacrifice to the gods. The Aztec held many religious ceremonies to ensur
The Aztec people ruled from the Gulf of Mexico to present day Guatemal
The Aztec people ruled from the Gulf of Mexico to present day Guatemal
        The Aztec people ruled from the Gulf of Mexico to present day Guatemala. There capital city was Tenochititlan.         The greatest controlling force was religion. It was shown in their architecture and sculpture.  They also had writing, numbers and a calendar. They had recorded dates for religious holidays.         The children were taught respect, courtesy, truthfulness and self control. Aztec boys learned practical tasks from their fathers at home. Then when they reached 15 they went
MEXICO
MEXICO
MEXICO Southward from its 1,500 mile long border with the United States lies the Estados Unidos Mexicanos. A country with slightly more than 750,000 square miles in area, Mexico has a vast array of mineral resources, limited agricultural land, and a rapidly growing population. These factors are the basis for many of the country's present problems as well as opportunities for future development. The nation is struggling to modernize its economy. With more than 80 million people in the mid-1980s,
The Aztec Indians
The Aztec Indians
Word Count: 495 The Aztec Indians, who are known for their domination of southern and central Mexico, ruled between the 14th and 16th centuries. Their name is derived from Azatlan, the homeland of the north. The Aztecs also call themselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlan branch of the Uto-Aztecan family. The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilization occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lake texcoco. Late families were unfortunate and were forced to go to the
Broken Spears
Broken Spears
Broken Spears The author argues that the Spanish were completely at fault for the total destruction of the Aztec Empire. In Broken spears, the author explains how many factors other than Spanish power contributed to the downfall of the Aztecs. Not only did the Spanish have many advantages over the Aztecs, but also they also exploited them and took advantage of the cultural difference. The main key aspects to the Spanish victory, is that the Spanish were viewed as gods at first because of their a
HISTORICAL CONTENT
HISTORICAL CONTENT
HISTORICAL CONTENT Julian of Norwich lived during the late fourteenth century- early fifteenth century. Many things were happening in Europe at that time. The main thing going on at that time was the Bubonic or Black Plague. The plague spread in waves. It was spread by fleas, which got it from infected ship rats. The plague lasted about one-hundred years. The Bubonic Plague was very influential in the works of art and the way people felt at that time period. Another thing going on was the hundr
European Exploration and Expansion
European Exploration and Expansion
European Exploration and Expansion The five European powers comprised of Portugal, Spain, England, France, and the United Providence’s had early projects of expansion. The Vikings in ninth and tenth century moved as bands of merchant pirates looting trade ships and discouraging trade on the seas. Because of threats from people like the Vikings, early trade was discouraged. However, the Crusades from eleventh to thirteenth century resurrected the desire to trade and explore. The systematic infil
Religions Spread Through Conquest
Religions Spread Through Conquest
Religions Spread Through Conquest When studying history, both in a professional and academic sense, we try to make connections between civilizations and time periods. Historians have attempted to discover universal constants of human nature, a bond that forms from continent to continent and human being to human being. Are there constant qualities that people posses and reflect in all civilizations? It is extremely difficult to make generalizations about centuries of modern history. To say that
World civilizations 1500
World civilizations 1500
World civilizations 1500 March 17, 1999 1. Essay form (7%) 2. Tenochtitlan case study (10%) 3. Mozambique case study (13%) 4. Comparison of Tenochtitlan and Mozambique cases (15%) 5. Summary of the gun powder arguments in Stearns (35%) 6. Discussion and critique of gun powder arguments in the light of the Tenochtitlan and Mozambique case studies (20%) In the past wars were fought to gain land, wealth, and fame. Two such examples of this are the battle of Tenochtitlan and Mozambique. These are t
A Victim of the Double Rape
A Victim of the Double Rape
A Victim of the Double Rape There is an old saying that goes behind every strong man is a strong woman. This proverb can be used to describe the legacy of Hernando Cortes and his conquest of Mexico. Like the proverb, he had someone behind him who aided in his goals of dominance. The woman was Dona Marina, otherwise known as La Malinche. Her beauty and intelligence made her into one of the most hated and influential women in Mexico's history. According to Clifford Krauss, La Malinche is for t
Diego Rivera 1886-1957
Diego Rivera 1886-1957
Diego Rivera (1886-1957) Diego Rivera's art was one of the columns on which one of the strongest movements in american painting was to find support: mexican muralism. His art greatly depends on a vocabulary born from a mixture between Gauguin and the aztec and mayan sculptures. His works range from murals and pencil drawings to book illustrations and political writings. Diego Rivera, using simplified forms and vivid colors, brilliantly rescued the precolombine past, as well as the most important
Passport for Hernan Cortes
Passport for Hernan Cortes
Passport for Hernan Cortes Hernan Cortes was born in 1484 in the town of Medellín in Spain. As a young man he studied law at the University of Salamanca. Eventually Cortes received a bachelor’s degree in law. He spent a year in a notary’s office in Valladolid. He learned all about the Spanish laws because notaries were responsible for creating wills and they were very involved in business contracts. This training benefited him a lot for when he went to conquest the Aztec empire. In 1504 Cortes s
Hernando Cortes Conquered the Aztecs
Hernando Cortes Conquered the Aztecs
Hernando Cortes Conquered the Aztecs! Tenochtitlan- Hernando Cortes, a Spanish Conquistador, ventured into Tenochtitlan, the capital of Aztec empire, searching for gold, god, and glory. He set out to conquer the empire and to capture the Aztecs in order to achieve such things. Unfortunately for the Aztecs, Hernando and the Spaniards had guns, cannons, and other helpful weapons. But the Aztecs had Indian allies that helped them fight. The Aztecs believed that Hernando Cortes was Quetzalcoatl, a g
Latin American Colonial Society
Latin American Colonial Society
Latin American Colonial Society The Indians arrived form Asia by walking over the Bering Strait at least forty thousand years ago and, over a period of time, spreading and developing a wide range of cultures on both continents. These cultures ranged from nomadic groups of hunters and food gatherers to elaborate empires of the Aztecs and the Inca and the culturally advanced Mayan states. Latin American colonial society was shaped largely by the interaction of Spanish and Portugese invaders while
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico Before the Spanish, Mexico was occupied by a large number of Indian groups with very different social and economic systems. In general the tribes in the north were relatively small groups of hunters and gatherers who roamed large areas of sparsely vegetated deserts and dry lands. These people are often called the Chichimecs, though they were a mixture of several cultural groups who spoke different languages. In the rest of the country the natives were agriculturists, which helped to suppo
The Aztecs
The Aztecs
The Aztecs The Aztec Indians, who are known for their domination of southern and central Mexico, ruled between the 14th and 16th centuries. Their name is derived from Azatlan, the homeland of the north. The Aztecs also call themselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlan branch of the UtoAztecan family. The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilization occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lake texcoco. Late families were unfortunate and were forced to go to the swamp
The Days of the DeadOctober 31 November 1 2
The Days of the DeadOctober 31 November 1 2
The Days of the DeadOctober 31, November 1 2 The Days of the Dead (or Los Dias de los Muertos) is a traditional three-day celebration practiced throughout Mexico. For the people of the United States, the idea may take a bit of getting used to. The holiday honors the dead and welcomes them back for two days of feasting and festivities. It is not a time of mourning, but a celebration of life. The tradition of The Days of the Dead goes back to the Aztecs, long before the Spanish conquistadores arri
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico This summer why sit at home and watch reruns of old sitcoms when you could be in the place where the people are always helpful and service is great! No I’m not talking about South America but the location is right above. Mexico is ever so changing with constant attractions to amaze people while also having a rich history behind it. Aztec tours is offering a very different type of tour where the past and present are always around and attractions are at your fingertips. Mexico has many thin
The Aztec Indians who are known for their
The Aztec Indians who are known for their
The Aztec Indians, who are known for their domination of southern and central Mexico, ruled between the 14th and 16th centuries. Their name is derived from Azatlan, the homeland of the north. The Aztecs also call themselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlan branch of the Uto-Aztecan family. The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilization occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lake texcoco. Late families were unfortunate and were forced to go to the swamp lands. In
Aztecs
Aztecs
Aztecs According to their own history, the Aztecs, who called themselves the Tenochca or Mexica, started as a small nomadic tribe originating from a place called Aztlan. Aztlan existed somewhere in the southern part of California or the north west of Mexico. At this time they were Nahuatl speaking. During the twelfth century they started a period of wandering and in the thirteenth century they came across Mexico's central valley. There they decided to settle. The reason for this is a prophecy. T
The Voyage to the New World
The Voyage to the New World
The Voyage to the New World First of all, King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castille got married in 1464. The main reason that they got married was to unite their kingdoms into Spain. The king and queen were Roman Catholic, so they gave power to certain people to convert non-Catholics to Catholicism. In 1482, the Roman Catholic monarchs renew the reconquista, the military crusade ordered to conquer the remaining Muslim state in Iberia, Granada. In 1492, the Roman Catholic monarchs
Corts Hernn or Cortez Hernando 1485-1547 Spanish explorer and conquero
Corts Hernn or Cortez Hernando 1485-1547 Spanish explorer and conquero
Cortés, Hernán or Cortez, Hernando (1485-1547), Spanish explorer and conqueror of the Aztec Empire of Mexico. Cortés was born in Medellín, Extremadura. He studied law at the University of Salamanca, but cut short his university career in 1501 and decided to try his fortune in the New World. He sailed for Santo Domingo in the spring of 1504. In 1511 he joined the Spanish soldier and administrator Diego Velázquez in the conquest of Cuba, and subsequently became alcalde (mayor) of Santiago de Cuba.
Cheat Sheet that fits on a note card 65 font on the whole 3rd quarter
Cheat Sheet that fits on a note card 65 font on the whole 3rd quarter
Cheat Sheet that fits on a note card (6.5 font) on the whole 3rd quarter World Hist. class (AG) EUROPEAN EXPLORATION 1400-1750 Renaissance technology allowed for overseas exploration. -astrolabe -sextant -new ships (caravel) -geometry for better map making Cartography- knowledge of how to make maps Cartographer-map maker Time Line 500 bc- southern Europe, North Africa, Mid East, Med. Sea. 1000 ad All of Europe, Scandinavia, India, South East Asia 1500 ad Iceland, Greenland, Coastal Regions of Af
Religions
Religions
Religions When studying history, both in a professional and academic sense, we try to make connections between civilizations and time periods. Historians have attempted to discover universal constants of human nature, a bond that forms from continent to continent, human being to human being. Is there a constant quality that all peoples posses, and is reflected in all civilizations? Indeed, it is extremely difficult to make generalizations about centuries of modern history. To say that something
Every year at the end of October and the beginning of November an anci
Every year at the end of October and the beginning of November an anci
Every year at the end of October and the beginning of November an ancient tradition is still celebrated on the second of November. The occasion is El dia de muerto or as we would call it, The Day of the Dead. Mexicans more appropriately call it the cult of death because of the celebration's form and extent. This coincides with the Christian All Saints Day, and All Souls Day, November 1st and 2nd. People who have died in the past year are remembered, and their pictures are placed on family alt
In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a s
In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a s
In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a show sponsored by the Mexican government called the Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico. This show featured talented singers, dancers, musicians, and actors. This performance tradition was based on the history of Mexico. Arts taken from ancient Aztec and Inca rituals to modern Mariachi. At the show they started by introducing them as a group and began there series of plays. They did this without introducing each skit as it went
In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a s
In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a s
In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a show sponsored by the Mexican government called the Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico. This show featured talented singers, dancers, musicians, and actors. This performance tradition was based on the history of Mexico. Arts taken from ancient Aztec and Inca rituals to modern Mariachi. At the show they started by introducing them as a group and began there series of plays. They did this without introducing each skit as it went
MEXICO
MEXICO
MEXICO Mexico, officially the United States of Mexico, is a huge country rich in cultural diversity where the past plays an important role in shaping the present day development. When “discovered” Mexico was home to 10 million people living in highly disciplined and organized societies. The native civilization became the foundation upon which the colonial empire was built. Mexico endured 300 years of colonial domination and has historically been exploited in one form or another by foreign power
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain Great Britain uses a unitary government along with an unwritten constitution in their political system. Instead of the unitary leader, monarch, ruling, the bicameral parliament holds the legislative and executive powers. Most of this power is centered in the popularly elected House of Commons. In addition to the House of Commons, the House of Lords do have a little authority, although its nine law lords do have judicial junctions. In the government, the prime minister and cabinet
The early civilizations of the Americas left many advances in Science
The early civilizations of the Americas left many advances in Science
The early civilizations of the Americas left many advances in Science that even we have yet to match. For example the Incas left us a calendar that was more accurate than our own, the real day has 23 hours and just under 59 minutes, our calendar rounds off to an even 24 hours, as a result we have and extra day every 4 years which is still off by some 100 seconds every year which continues to boggle our scientists as to how they accomplished an efficient calendar more accurate than our own witho
The world shouts at you telling you that what you are doing is wrong a
The world shouts at you telling you that what you are doing is wrong a
The world shouts at you, telling you that what you are doing is wrong and that you will face the consequences of your unimaginable actions. However, your heart, the thing which no society can truly master, tells you that helping this slave is the correct thing to do. Throughout the pages of “Huckleberry Finn”, written by Mark Twain, there are constant examples of how Huck’s morals were unique and just. Huck’s idea of right from wrong tends to be individual and independent from that which is imp
The Aztecs
The Aztecs
The Aztecs For their time the Aztecs were very advanced. Their empire stood for about 200 years until they were conquered. In this time the Aztecs had made many advances in religion, housing and clothing. They believed there were Gods for everything including, water, sun, hunting etc. The average house was not very big and was usually made of adobe but sometimes stone. Their clothing would tell everything about an Aztec. It would tell you if they were warriors, rich, poor, their levels in socie
Widely acknowledged as the greatest poet of contemporary Mexico Octavi
Widely acknowledged as the greatest poet of contemporary Mexico Octavi
Widely acknowledged as the greatest poet of contemporary Mexico, Octavio Paz has led a life that in many ways is typical of the Mexican intelligentsia he describes in THE LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE. He has published ten books of poetry, fought with the Loyalists in Spain, and served his country as a diplomat. Deeply involved in the future of the Mexican land, he has fitted himself out for defining it to the world by a career that includes the experiences of intense action and intenser contemplation.
DIABETES
DIABETES
DIABETES Diabetes is a chronic, genetically determined, debilitating disease that effects every organ system. There are two major types of diabetes: Type I and Type II. Type I or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), is caused by the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas and is usually, but not always, diagnosed in childhood. People with type I diabetes must take insulin shots in order to survive. Type II diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
Final Essay
Final Essay
Final Essay When looking at the different economic powers of the Minoan, Mycenaean, and Aztec empires it is easy to see that with all three the economy was highly thought of. The economy was basically used for trade both domestic and other societal uses. In the Mycenaean civilization episodic alliances among the citadels led to greater economic power. The civilization was located just to the northeast of Crete and to the south of Greece. With this excellent location because if materials had to
For most people the rite of human sacrifice may be the most well-known
For most people the rite of human sacrifice may be the most well-known
For most people the rite of human sacrifice may be the most well-known and least understood aspect of the Aztec culture. The various forms in which the Aztecs carried out the ritual have been described and written about ever since Hernando Cortes and his men first witnessed them. However, very little has been written or said about why the Aztecs carried out these acts, which have always seemed so gruesome and cruel to outsiders. Some may simply assume that they were a cold and bloodthirsty peop
Advertising successfully in today's society takes a general understand
Advertising successfully in today's society takes a general understand
Advertising successfully in today's society takes a general understanding of how to target your audience and convince them to invest im the product. Any profit seeking business will invest a large sum of money into advertisement, hoping to make more in return. However, in order to accomplish this, the advertiser, or speaker of the ad must aim for the readers interests in order to grab their attention. In Sports Illustrated's College Football Preview Issue, several ads pertain to the purchasin
Hershey the Great American Chocolate Bar
Hershey the Great American Chocolate Bar
Hershey the Great American Chocolate Bar When Jean deCrevecoeur said of the new America, “Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labors and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world,” he knew what he was talking about. Americans have changed the world in many ways with their own contributions. One contribution that many Americans and people all over the world can’t live with out is chocolate and a candy bar called Hershey. Chocolate comes from the
MEXICO CITY
MEXICO CITY
MEXICO CITY Final Report Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the second largest city in the world. About 9 1/3 million people live in Mexico City. Mexico City area size is 579 sq. mi. Mexico City lies 7,525 feet above sea level in the high, oval-shaped Valley of Mexico. Mexico City has more than 350 neighborhood districts called colonias. Like Mexican towns, many colonias have plazas(public squares). Churches, markets, restaurants, and theaters face the plazas. The Mexico City metropolitan
AZTEC EMPIRE
AZTEC EMPIRE
AZTEC EMPIRE Tony Vasquez Academic Success Aztec Empire October 27, 1998 The Aztec’s religious system was perhaps their most highly elaborate aspect of their culture. The Aztec’s beliefs took them from a nomadic tribe to a highly-developed civilization of fearless warriors and pragmatic builders. Their religious beliefs opened a path to a great and powerful empire. Prophecies had foretold of a promise land where the Aztecs would settle and thrive. The pilgrimage they started over a century prior
Atlantis A Lost Continent
Atlantis A Lost Continent
Atlantis, A Lost Continent Introduction. Atlantis was a continent of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to Plato, an advanced civilization developed some 11,600 years ago. Plato affirms that, as the result of a huge volcanic cataclysm of worldwide extent, this continent sunk away underseas, disappearing forever. Official Science - the one you learn at school - rejects the actual existence of Atlantis, as it has so far been unable to find any traces of its reality. But the reason for that is sim
Contrasting the Cherokees and the Aztecs
Contrasting the Cherokees and the Aztecs
Contrasting the Cherokees and the Aztecs The Cherokees and the Aztecs were very different people in many ways not only in location but also in ways of living. The Cherokees were southwestern woodland farmers. The Aztecs were also farmers in mesoamerica like the Mayans. The Cherokee lived in a very different climate than the Aztecs and because of the difference they had different crops and food. Crafts The Cherokees made bows and arrows. They also made many different kinds of baskets and pottery.
Founding Fathers Of The Usa
Founding Fathers Of The Usa
Founding Fathers Of The Usa There are many people who can be considered the indirect founding fathers of The United States. Such people are The Christian Crusaders, Marco Polo, Cortez, Pizarro, and Martin Luther. The Crusades were a series of holy wars fought to win the holy land of Christianity from those who follow Mohammed. Even though these wars failed in the respect of winning the land back, they did triumph in another aspect. The crusaders introduced a lifestyle to the Europeans in the Hol
Hernan Cortes
Hernan Cortes
Hernan Cortes Hernan (also Hernando or Fernando) Cortes was born in Medellin, Estramadura, in Spain in 1485 to a family of minor nobility. Cortes was sent to study law at the University of Salamanca. In 1501 He left school to fight in a military expedition but became ill and was forced to stay behind. In 1504 he left to seek fortune in the West Indies, eventually joining Diego Velazquez in the conquest of Cuba. Velazquez was a Spanish soldier and administrator who would later become governor of
The Hashknife Outfit
The Hashknife Outfit
The Hashknife Outfit Section 1: Introduction When the Aztec Cattle Company ( The Hashknife Outfit ) first got to northeast Arizona, they found knee-high grass as far as they could see. They moved cattle from Texas to Arizona and just kept bringing in more and more. They ran those cattle on about 2 million acres of land between Flagstaff and New Mexico. The cattle grazed the grass off and the drought that had already started kept more grass from growing in. There was already very little water, so