Video Review

Required Resources  Read/review the following resources for this activity:  Textbook: Chapter 2 Lesson Link (video): Mexico: God, Gold and Glory   (Links to an external site.)  (47:12) Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to textbook/lesson/video) Introduction The Conquest of the Aztec Empire is perhaps the most important moment in the history of the Americas. It set the stage for Spanish conquest throughout the rest of the mainland and brought so much gold and silver back to the Old World that it fundamentally changed the economy of the globe and caught notice of Spain’s rivals who would then decide to go to the New World for themselves. The blueprint set forth by Cortez in Mexico would be used against the Maya, the Panamanians, the Inca, and numerous other peoples of the Americas. Instructions Watch the video listed in the Required Resources. Then, respond to all of the following: Summarize Cortez’s campaign. What do you believe the Spaniard’s most important advantage was in this campaign? Support your answer with reason and examples from the video and other sources (make sure to cite your sources as appropriate). Finally, what were some of the lessons Cortez learned about the Aztecs that Spaniards would use against other peoples in the Americas? Writing Requirements (APA format)  Length: 2 full pages (It is acceptable to go over.) 1-inch margins  Double spaced  12-point Times New Roman font  Title page  References page (minimum of 1 outside scholarly source in addition to the video) For more information on  Video Review, check: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Review

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