Aztecs vs. spanish

Spains invasion:Aztecs

  • Feb 1, 1519

    Cortes sails for Mexico from Cuba

    Cortes sails for Mexico from Cuba
    This was important because it showed Cortes determination to explore Mexico.
  • Sep 2, 1519

    Tlaxcalans attack the Spanish

    The Tlaxcalans did not want to be under Spansih rule. The Tlaxcalans then attackd the Spanish. But Cortes held them off with guns and steel armour.
  • Sep 16, 1519

    Tlaxcalans form an alliance with the Spanish

    After the Tlaxcalans found out about the Spanishes weapons and armory they decided to form an alliance. They decided to join forces with the Cortes to defeat the Aztecs.
  • Nov 8, 1519

    Montzuma and Cortes meet :)

    When Cortes came to Tenochtilan the aztecs thought he was one of the gods the aztecs worshipped. So they gave Cortes lots of gold and luxuries.
  • Aug 13, 1520

    Cortes takes Montezuma hostage

    Cortes blocked food from coming into where the aztecs were and by then many people were dying from the plague, contamined water and starvation. Then Cortes took Montezuma and hung him.
  • Sep 30, 1520

    The spanish massacre

    6 months Cortes and the Spanards stayed in Technoctilan. During this time the aztecs started preparing for one of there annual festivals.
  • Nov 27, 1520

    The spanish retreat after the aztecs gather arms

    The aztecs fought so feircly that the spanish retreated.
  • Dec 25, 1520

    Montezuma dies

    Montezuma was stoned and he died a few days after.
  • Jan 27, 1521

    The spanish attempt to leave Technoticlan but are stopped by the aztecs

    The spanish attempted to leave Technoctilan in the middle of the night and make there way to the coast. The aztecs discovered them trying to escape but to no avail the got attacked by the aztecs
  • Feb 27, 1521

    The aztecs begin to die from smallpox

    The aztecs began to die from smallpox and they thought it was best to stay with eahother but it just made it worse.