Assignment #2: Visual Essay
The Aztecs/Aztec Society
May 26, 2023
Professor Rebecca Simpson
WE WILL BE COVERING THE AZTECS/ THE AZTEC SOCIETY
1. How it started
2. What they did
3. How they impacted history
How the Aztec Society started
The Aztec society was formed because the Mexicas had
created a united group/empire that would continuously grow
because they were adding more people from neighboring states in
Mesoamerica. The Aztec Empire as it would be later known, is
what happened after all the leaders and other powerful figures
would come together to form Tenochtitlan.
What did the Aztecs do
Known for building large cities over Lake Texcoco, being extremely good at hunting, and building other large and important monuments. The Aztecs also built one of the largest farming systems known as the chinampas.
How did they impact history
To this day, the cities they built are still intact and well kept in Mexico City, while also demonstrating how real their history of them is because they did build the cities over the lake, and therefore the cities. The impact the Aztecs left also included the history they left behind such as the calendar, writing system, and language they invented.
“8 Words from Nahuatl, the Language of the Aztecs.” Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/words-from-nahuatl-the-language-of-the-aztecs. Accessed 26 May 2023.
“The Aztecs Timeline.” Timetoast Timelines, 1 Jan. 1970, www.timetoast.com/timelines/the-aztecs-0a54e85d-70b7-4a08-8746-492ed484b0f9.
Pollard, Elizabeth. Worlds Together, Worlds Apart. W.W. Norton, 2015.
Preskar, Peter. “Feeding the Gods - the Horrific Aztec Practice of Human Sacrifice.” Medium, 8 Jan. 2023, short-history.com/aztec-human-sacrifice-3bb6577c81a5.