Below is a link to excerpts from two documents about the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Hernan Cortés commanded an expedition to Mexico and arrived on the Mexican coast in 1519. He then marched to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlàn, where he received a friendly welcome from the Aztec king Moctezuma, who initially believed Cortés was a representative of Quetzalcoatl, a legendary and godlike feathered serpent of the Amerindian peoples. There were growing tensions due to Cortés’s efforts to persuade the Aztecs to renounce their native beliefs and accept Christianity. The Spanish took Moctezuma hostage and destroyed religious shrines, which led to a revolt against Spanish
The first document is an Aztec account of Cortés’s meeting with Moctezuma and his subsequent attack on the temple of Tenochtitlàn. The second account is a passage from Cortés’s correspondence describing his first meeting with Moctezuma. Please reading both accounts and answer the following discussion questions in no less than 200 words.