Aztec history 


The Aztec Empire was peopled by a group that was​

once nomadic, the Mexicas.  Their chroniclers told​

them that after their long journey from Aztlán, they​

found themselves to be outcasts, until they found​

the sign sent to them by their god Huitzilopochtli,​

and began to build their city.  And so the Mexica​

peoples continued, and the Aztec Empire began.


The city of Tenochitlan was soon to become one of

the largest cities in the world. The aztec culture was one of the first people who developed a calendar system after a while the power of the

Mexica peoples became more consolidated, and

they began to form alliances.  Their military power grew as well, and they began to conquer peoples in the surrounding areas.

At the height of its power, the Aztec Empire was organized and strong, but ruled with fear.  In 1519, a clash of cultures was to take place, unlike anything before it.  Although there was much tragedy in both the Spanish and Aztec empires before this, the meeting of the two civilizations was disastrous.  In a few short years, the culture and structure of one of histories greatest empires would have virtually vanished.