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Latin American History

Latin American History: From Mayan to Revolutions
Mayan Empire – National Geographic
1. How were humans created in the Mayan creation story (you may know this from our previous lesson
on creation stories)?
2. What system did the Mayan’s develop which was the first, and only, of its kind in Mesoamerica?
3. What is the most likely theory for the demise of the Mayan empire?
4. About how many Mayan’s are alive today?
Aztec Empire – Khan Academy Video
5. What is a city state?
6. How does Cortez conquer the Aztec’s with only a few hundred conquistadors?
7. What lake is eventually drained and becomes Mexico City?
8. What percent of the population is killed by small pox?
Latin American Revolutions: Crash Course World History
9. Spain and what other country are in control of most of Latin America before the regions begin to
10. What French emperor helps start the independence movement in Mexico (not on purpose)?
11. What was the pheasant that was the leader of the first Mexican uprising (last name is fine)?
12. What term, used in the video, refers to a system of society or government in which men hold the
power and women are excluded from it?