The effects of European colonization on the Native People of the New World was sudden and permanent. In this first Case assignment, you’ll be reviewing, researching and writing about the impact the Spanish had with the Aztecs when they arrived in today’s Mexico.
For this assignment please make sure that you have read, Primary Sources: Aztec Accounts of the Conquest, 1520 along with the Background materials. The URL is provided below.
Primary Source: Aztec Accounts of the Conquest, 1520
Once you’ve read the Primary Sources article, please answer these questions in a 3 to 4-page essay:
Use concepts from the background readings as well as any academic resources you can find (Wikipedia-type sources are not acceptable). Please be sure to cite your sources within the text and provide a reference page at the end of your paper.
The best approach to the paper would be to address each element of the assignment in sequence. For example; begin your paper by listing the first question, “1) How did early Spanish colonization affect the native people of North America?” and then provide your narrative. Follow this same format for the remaining questions. Make sure you read each question very carefully. Questions 2 and 3 each have two parts to the overall question and will require two-part responses.
Length: 3 to 4 pages, typed, double-spaced and in Times New Roman 12-point font.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
*Your ability to apply the basic concepts to the questions.
*The paper should address each element of the assignment.
*In-text references to the Background readings and other materials you used for the paper.