An Unequal Fight - Part 1

In what ways did technology contribute to the Spanish dominance over the Aztecs?

We are starting to look at factors that contributed to the fall of the Aztecs.  We just finished looking at what kind of person Cortes was, and what the Spanish strategy was at this time. Today we are going to look at how the technology employed by the Spanish affected the Aztecs.  Specifically, think about how this foreign technology would have looked from the perspective of the Aztecs. 

1 - Read P. 223 & 224
2- Exploring Sources "The Impact of New Weapons"

 If Time - Exploring Sources P. 226 "An Aztec Description of the Horse