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When did the Aztec empire start?
When did the Aztecs rise and fall?
The rise of the Aztec empire really began in 1150 with the fall of the Toltec empire. The Toltecs had established their state in Tula, which was to the north of what would become Tenochtitlan. Their empire spread through most of central Mexico.
What caused the Aztecs to rise and fall?
B. War was the key factor in the Aztecs’ rise to power. The Aztecs built alliances, or partnerships, to build their empire. The Aztecs made the people they conquered pay tribute, or give them cotton, gold, or food.
What language did Aztecs speak?
The Aztec Empire at its height included speakers of at least 40 languages. Central Nahuatl, the dominant language of the Triple Alliance states, was one of several Aztecan or Nahua languages in Mesoamerica that was widespread in the region long before the Aztec period.
How long did the Aztec civilization last?
The Aztec culture lasted from about 1300AD to 1521AD (~200 years). The Aztec Empire formed out of an alliance of 3 separate nation states in 1428 and ended after being defeated in 1521 by the Spanish conquistadores (93 years). The Aztec Empire lasted about 900 years.
What was the height of the Aztec Empire?
Between A.D. 1345 and 1521, the Aztecs forged an empire over much of the central Mexican highlands. At its height, the Aztecs ruled over 80,000 square miles throughout central Mexico, from the Gulf Coast to the Pacific Ocean , and south to what is now Guatemala.
When did the Aztecs Live?
The Aztecs were Native American people who lived in Mesoamerica. They ruled the Aztec Empire from the 14th century to the 16th century.
What is the Aztec civilization?
Aztec Civilization. The Aztec civilization was an empire that controlled large parts of what is today Central America from the 14th until the 16th century.