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Group 6

  • Ofrenda a los dioses

  • Danza al sol

  • Quetzalcóatl 

On April 22, 1519 Hernan Cortez arrived at the Villa Rica de la Veracruz to establish himself and with this the first municipality of America was born.

On November 8th of the same year the conquistadors arrived at the Great Tenochtitlan.


Moctezuma, who was the governor of that great empire, received them as if they were envoys of Quetzalcoatl himself and gave them important gifts.


While in the main temple they were celebrating a feast in honor of Huichilopoztli, they took advantage of this concentration of warriors to carry out an ambush. 


Cortez, who had already managed to form a large army with the alliance of the Tlaxcaltecas, attacked natives, nobles, caciques and army chiefs. 


Diseases such as smallpox, which attacked many of the Mexica, weakened the Mexica people even more, favoring Cortez.


In May 1521 they surrounded and besieged the city. After a 45-day battle in which the Mexica fought until they were almost exterminated, they were defeated and subjected to slavery. 

And so, on August 13, 1521, the Aztec empire ended and the great Tenochtitlan was conquered by Spain. 

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