E005 cortez meets moctezuma

Spain invation of the Aztecs

By abe01
  • Feb 15, 1519

    Cortes sails for Mexico from Cuba

    This is when cortes had left Cuba to set off for mexico to capture the empirer.
  • Sep 2, 1519

    Tlaxcalans attack the Spainsh

    After the spinish arrived in Mexico, the Tlaxcalons Attacked the spainsih. Cortes and his army held them off. He explained what he was here for. Cortes had asked the Tlaxcalons if they wanted to join and defeat the aztecs. the Tlaxcalans said yes.
  • Sep 20, 1519

    Tlaxcalans form alliance with the Spanish

    This is when the Tlaxcalans formd an alience with Cortes and his spainsh army.
  • Nov 8, 1519

    Moctezuma and Cortes meet

    Moctexuma and Cortes meet and talk.
  • Nov 14, 1519

    Cortes takes Moctezuma hostage

    this is when Cortes had taken Moctezuma hostage. Cortes accused Moctezuma and his people for the killing of his spainish army. those warriors were then burned in front of the emperer, Moctezuma
  • Jul 1, 1520

    Moctezuma dies

    This is the day Moctezuma was stoned to death by his own people.
  • Jul 1, 1520

    The Noche Triste

    This is when the Spianish died while trying to escape from Tenochtitlan. Luckuly , Cortez had escaped but, many solders had been killed. this was refered to the Noche Triste or sad night.
  • Aug 13, 1520

    Spanish Defeat the Aztecs

    The spanish plan thier final attack on the now weekend aztecs. The aztecs on that same day had surrenderd. Cortes and his men destroyed the empire and captured Tenochtitlan.
  • Sep 7, 1520

    Cuitláhuac elected as new Aztecs emperer

    After Moctezuma was stoned to death, Cuitláhuac was elected as the final empirer
  • Nov 25, 1520

    The Aztecs begin to die from smallpox

    The aztecs had started to die from the diesease known as smallpox. This was also a factor to the spainsh victory.
  • Aug 13, 1521

    The remaining Aztecs surrender and the spainish win.

    This is when the remaining aztecs had surrenderd. The spainish had defeated them and the aztecs had gotten a disease known as small poxes.
  • Oct 15, 1522

    Cortes becomes Governor of New Spain

    After Defeating the Aztecs, Cortes become Governor of New Spain.