The Aztec Indians, who are known for their
domination of southern and central Mexico, ruled between the
14th and 16th centuries. Their name is derived from
Azatlan, the homeland of the north. The Aztecs also call
themselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlan
branch of the Uto-Aztecan family.
The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilization
occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lake
texcoco. Late families were unfortunate and were
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Aztecs saw that Hernando was melting down their golden
statues and shipping them back to Spain. The Aztecs decided
to attack Hernando and his men. The Aztecs were successful
and drove the Spanish away. In 1520 the Spanish attacked
the Aztec's capital city and destroyed their civilization.
That was the end of the Aztec's mighty empire had built so
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