Tenochtitlan was an Aztec city that was arranged in a slightly different manor than other Aztec cities(Smith 186). It was an urban island settlement that housed 200,000 inhabitants at its height(Carrasco 67).

The Aztecs wore different clothing depending on their age. Children younger than three wore no clothes. From age three and up, girls wore blouses and boys worecapes. From age four and up, girls additionally wore shortskirts.

  1. It came in an inestimable number of varieties that differed in color, texture, size and prestige, and was eaten as corn tortillas, tamales or ātōlli, maize gruel. The other constants of Aztec food were salt and chili peppers and the basic definition of Aztec fasting was to abstain from these two flavors.

They grew most of there food and if they didn't grow it they went hunting.

The aztec warriors mostly wore feathers and animal skins, they also wore cloth to protect from cuts.

They built and invented many buildings and they created their own culture and beliefs.

  1. Aztec Political Structure. The Aztec empire was made up of a series of city-states known as altepetl. Each altepetl was ruled by a supreme leader (tlatoani) and a supreme judge and administrator (cihuacoatl). The tlatoani of the capital city of Tenochtitlan served as the Emperor (Huey Tlatoani) of the Aztec empire.
  1. The Aztecs brought their many gods and goddesses with them. As a farming people, the Aztec knew theforces of nature and worshiped them as gods. Most important was their sun god, Huitzilopochtli. The Aztecs also used him as their god of war.

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