The Post-Classical Period 900-1521 CE
The Aztecs were an advanced native population in Mexico.
Interactive map about the Aztecs, Mayas, and the predecessors. A flash presentation of the "Fall of the Aztecs" and more.
Aztecs referred to themselves as the Mexica or Tenochca. A small, nomadic tribal people. The Aztecs finally settled on small islands in Lake Texcoco (modern-day Mexico City).
The Aztec Calendar
The Aztec civilization developed an amazing calendar that was even more accurate than the one we use today.
Hernán Cortés A Spanish adventurer and conquistador who overthrew the Aztec empire and claimed Mexico for Spain (1519-21).
Mexico fights for and wins independence from Spain in 1821.
In 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexicans and Texans battle at the Alamo and San Jacinto.
Read documents, background history, the events leading up to the siege and about the heroes and legends such as Davy Crockett and Sam Houston.
In 1836, the USA wins the Mexican-American war and gains Mexican territory including what are now: Nevada and Utah, parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado.
The battle of Puebla in 1862 was the victory of the Mexican Army over the French. The holiday Cinco de Mayo honors this battle.