Unit 1 - the wonders of tenochtitlan the second letter that hernan cortés wrote to king charles v can be identified as a primary source the reason being, because cortés write the letter in his native language at the time he was battling the mexicans. Visit or learn what the 7 wonders of the world are as well as the ancient, modern, natural & forgotten wonders as possible sites of interest on your next trip. Driven out in 1520, cortés retook tenochtitlán in 1521, all but destroying the architectural wonders of the city in the process the aztecs, decimated by smallpox, soon came under spanish control, and mexico became the core of new spain, a region stretching from panama to california.
Tenochtitlan covered an estimated 8 to 135 km 2 (31 to 52 sq mi), situated on the western side of the shallow lake texcoco at the time of spanish conquests, mexico city comprised both tenochtitlan and tlatelolco. The aztecs were also known as the tenochca (from which the name for their capital city, tenochtitlan, was derived) or the mexica (the origin of the name of the city that would replace tenochtitlan.
Tenochtitlan was at first constructed like other city-state capitals with an organized central area and an unorganized region outside the center precincts when the mexicas came to power and tenochtitlan's population began to grow explosively there was a need to organize. the wonders of tenochtitlan cortes' second letter to charles v details tenochtitlan almost in minutia this letter is considered a primary source because it is a first-hand account of what cortes witnessed during his discovery and conquering of the people. What can you infer about cortes' motives in writing about the wonders of tenochtitlan and the aztecs why did he choose to write about the topics he addressed in this letter who is is intended audience, and how might that have influenced the letter.
Tenochtitlan: a city of wonders tenochtitlán: a city of wonders as the aztecs' power grew, their capital city of tenochtitlán developed into one of the largest cities in the world. Tia bolden 31 may 2016 unit 1 discussion: the wonders of tenochtitlan hernan cortés: from second letter to charles v, 1520 1 cortes' letter is a primary source because it was written by hernan cortes' whom experienced and transcribed the events.
Tenochtitlan was the aztec's capital city by the early 1500s, it was home to about 300,000 people it was a beautiful city, with ornate temples and open plazas and tons of little shops, each specializing in a certain goods. Photo credit nasa / goddard space flight center / reto stöckli the wonders of tenochtitlan primary vs secondary sources primary sources use facts told directly from a source that was present at whatever they are telling about. Cortés in tenochtitlán hernando cortés was a spanish explorer and conquistador who landed on the coast of mexico in 1519 learning of the powerful aztec empire and its capital city of tenochtitlán, cortés traveled over one hundred miles inland to find the city and claim the empire for spain. Through montezuma cortes held power of of the capital,tenochtitlan source 2 - mexico cortes soon heard of a spanish group from cuba, lead by pánfilo narváez that was coming to relieve cortes of his command.
Houghton mifflin social studies across the centuries understanding primary sources: cortés visits tenochtitlán objective: students analyze a description of the aztec capital written by spanish conquistador hernando cortés and use it to create their own 3-d model of the imperial city. New$york$state$socialstudies$resource$toolkit$ $ $$$$$ $$$$$ $ thisworkislicensedunder$a$creative$commons$attribution5noncommercial5sharealike40. Tenochtitlan, cortés's great prize, and its inhabitants were decimated cortés had conquered the aztecs, but at the expense of the beautiful city he hoped to secure there is one final piece, or rather person, to this puzzle. Tenochtitlán, the ancient capital of the aztec empire, is also known as temixtitán or temistitlán as a powerful city, it had to conquer the surrounding altepetls or water mountains with about 500,000 settle man during its peak until 1521, when the spanish conquers, commanded by hernán cortés, got to subjugate it.
The wonders of tenochtitlan: interpreting the past through first hand accounts the wonders of tenochtitlan one of the things you will experience in this course is the opportunity to discuss ideas online with other students. 3 ultimately, cortes' intended audience is the king king charles the v is the one he wants to reach through his letters in high hopes that the king will be moved to conquer the aztec empire of tenochtitlan. Cortés was born in the spanish town of medellin in approximately 1484 his father, martín cortés de monroy, was a minor aristocrat without titled lands who nonetheless provided his son with the.