Spain Invasion agaisnt the Aztec

By g.yu4
  • Jan 15, 1519

    Cortes sails for Mexico from Cuba

    This was important because it showed Cortes' determination to explore Mexico.
  • Feb 15, 1519

    Taxcalans attack the Spanish

    Were thought the Spanish were enemies.
  • Apr 15, 1519

    Tlaxcalans form alliance with the Spanish

  • May 15, 1519

    Moctezuma and Cortes meet

    The Spanish was sent gifts and food to see if Hernan Cortes was a God or man.
  • Jul 15, 1519

    Cortes takes Moctezuma hostage

    Was arrested, didn't resist and followed the Spanish
  • Mar 15, 1520

    The Spanish massacre thousands of Aztecs while preparing for their religious festival

  • Apr 15, 1520

    The Spanish retreat after the Aztecs gather arms

    Prepare for another attack.
  • Jun 14, 1520

    Moctezuma dies

    Was stoned to death by the Aztec. But the Aztec blame the Spanish for killing him.
  • Aug 15, 1520

    The Spanish attempt to escape from Tenochtitlan but are stopped by the Aztecs - later referred to as the Noche Triste

  • Oct 15, 1520

    The Aztecs begin to die from smallpox

    Caught the diease from the Europeans
  • Jan 17, 1521

    The Spanish form a second attack on the now weakened Aztecs

  • Mar 10, 1521

    The last group of Aztecs surrender

  • May 28, 1521

    Cortes becomes governor and captain-general of New Spain

    Didn't feel satisfied.