The Aztec Empire, or the Triple Alliance began as an alliance of three Nahua "
altepetl" ... In return, the imperial authority offered protection and political stability
in addition to faci...
Let's take a look at how the ancient Aztec government was structured - who had
the power in the Aztec government, and how was that power used?
The highest ranking people in the Aztec government were called tecuhtli.
Generals, chiefs, judges, even the emperor and the gods of the Aztec religion
But in truth, most nobles ran their cities any way they wanted. Like the Mayas, the
Aztecs developed city-states, cities with their own way of running things day by ...
This weakness in government helped the Spaniards conquer the warlike Aztecs
in about two years. Cortez was aided throughout his campaign by rebellious ...
In the Aztec empire, much of the governmental power was held by city councils,
with the empire being ruled by the largest of the city councils in Tenochtitlan.
The calpulli was basically a neighborhood based government unit that ran a
school ... The city councils were the next level up in the Aztec government
The Aztec government was similar to a monarchy where an Emperor or King ...
oversaw the religious aspects of the city, the judges who ran the court system, ...
They ran the government, owned the land, slaves, and servants. They also
commanded the army. Power and wealth of Aztec nobility rested on control of
He gave the Aztec government a new structure, he ordered the burning of most ...
and their hatred of the Aztec ran deep, as was evidenced by their reported ...