ConquistadorsThe Fall of the Aztecs



Cabeza de Vaca
Aztec EmpireCortés' ExpeditionMontezuma's Messengers
From Explore to ConquerSpaniards in TenochtitlánCortés Seizes Power
War Breaks OutSiege of TenochtitlánFall of the Aztecs
More on Cortés in the Learning Adventure

Enter Cortés
Hernán Cortés left Cuba in 1519 seeking riches in the islands to the west.

Aztec Empire

Text derived from "Conquistadors" by Michael Wood, University of California Press, ©Spring 2001; Credit: © Bettmann/Corbis

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