they explored the new landand found richesand complex civilization never seen berfore
Jul 14, 1519
tlaxcalan attacks spanish
when they attaked the spanish and then cortes and his men fought back with guns and steel armour
Jul 15, 1519
spanish form allance with tlaxcalan
The Tlaxclans thought it would be a good idea to create an alliance with the Spanish because they didnt have a chance of defecting the Spanish.They agreed to join forces with Cortes to defeat the Aztecs.
Nov 8, 1519
moctezuma and cortes meet
when the two leaders meet ,moctezuma treated cortes as a god But while they did this, Mochtezuma was unsure wheather or not cortes was Quetzalcoatl.
Nov 15, 1519
cortes takes moctezuma hostage
he took Mochtezuma hostage in the palace Mochtezuma prephared for Cortes to stay in. After Mochtezuma was in the palace then Cortes smashed all the Aztecs idols and replaced them with statues of Roman Catholic saints.
May 10, 1520
Spanish massacure thosands of aztecs while perparing their religious festival
There were many nobles, preists and warriors at this annual festival. They were all getting ready to sing and dance.then the spanish attacked and the nobles and preists did not have any weapons with them
May 11, 1520
spanish retreats after the aztecs gather arm
the people of the aztecs gathered are and pushed back the spanish
May 12, 1520
Cortes had Moctezuma translate that the Spanish wanted peace again. Moctezuma was hit hard but a stone his people where throwing at the Spanish and died a few days later.
Jun 7, 1520
the spanish attempt to escape from tenochtitlan but are stopped by the aztecsreferred as the noche triste
The Aztecs attacked them from all directions. Some Spaniards were carrying stolen gold from the temples. Unwillingly to give up the gold, many were quickly killed or they drowned. 700 Spaniards died, and 2000-3000 Tlaxcalans died.
Nov 2, 1520
aztecs begin to die from small poxs
While the Spanish and Tlaxcalan's were recovering from the wounds, the Aztecs were dieing from a terrible disease called small pox.
Dec 20, 1520
spanish form a second attack on the weakened aztecs
the weakened aztecs were defeated with the help of the Tlexclans joining the spanish
Aug 13, 1521
last group of aztecs surrenders
The Spanish blocked the water ways, This prevented the Aztecs from eating food or drinking water. The Aztecs finally surrendered August, 13, 1521. Huey Tlatoani was taken prisoner and was hanged.
Mar 14, 1522
cortes becomes governor and captain general of new spain
they destroyed once a beatiful city and crumble it to the ground