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Ms. U's SS Test 2

Ancient Latin America to independence

hieroglyphs basic units of writing
chinampas Aztecs floating gardens
deforestation cutting down of trees
mestizo someone in Mexico of mixed Spanish and Native heritage
crillo a Spanish person, born in Mexico
encomienda system a system created by the Spanish in which each Spanish man recieved a village of Native Americans to work for him
penisulares Spanish people living in Mexico
Hernan Cortes a conqueror from Spain
Montezuma an Aztec leader
Father Miguel Hidalgo leader of Mexican independence movement
What system took power from Native Americans? encomienda system
Why did the Spanish defeat the Aztecs? better weapons, small pox, some Native Americans sided with Cortes
Did winning independence help the mestizos and Native americans? No, they still had little power.
Which civilization created stone roads? Inca
Who had the first written language? Maya
Who were the best warriors? Aztec
Created by: MsUrbancyzk