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Inca Empire

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Who was the greatest Sapa Inca to rule? It was Pachacuti, and he ruled for 30 years.
What was Pachacuti's contribution to the Inca Empire? Pachacuti expanded the Inca Realm, and used a very powerful army.
What techniques did farmers use to expand farming to hillsides? Terraces, or a flat strip of level land they cut into a slope.
What made the Andes difficult to live in for humans? Cold climate, steep slopes, and higher elevation.
Who was the last Sapa Inca to rule? Huayna Capac
Where was the Inca government centered? Cuzco
What was the Inca Empire like at it's height? It was prosperous, stable, and peaceful.
How did the Incas try to unify their empire? The Incas forced the conquered people to learn the Inca language, Quechua.
What is a quipu made out of? It is made out of knotted strings.
How was a quipu used? It was used for messengers to count and keep records.
When did the last Sapa Inca rule? In 1493.
What did Inca artists make out of gold and sliver? They made jewelry, dishes, statues, and wall decorations.
How was the Inca Empire tied together physically? It was because of a 15, 000 mile road system that stretched across the empire.
What are textiles woven out of? Out of cotton, alpaca, and vicuna.
What is the Inca welfare state? The government would help citizens in times of need.
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