It's time to take a look at an Aztec timeline to get an overview of what happened during the times of this civilization. Collectively, the people of the allied Central Mexican and American city states between the 12th century CE (AD) and the 15th century Spanish invasion are commonly referred to as the Aztecs. The Aztec empire was controlled primarily by a political body called the Triple Alliance, made up of the Acolhua people of Texcoco, the Mexica in Tenochtitlán, and the Tepaneca people of Tlacopan. These three peoples, and three cities, were responsible for the domination of much of Mexico during the period we'll show in our Aztec timeline. The symbols for the 3 cities which would make up the famous Triple Alliance (see Aztec timeline below)(L to R) Texcoco, Tenochtitlán (Mexico), and Tlacopán Over time, Tenochtitlán became the primary city of the Triple Alliance, and the Mexica became the rulers of the empire. Foundation Of The Empire Building an Empire Height of the Empire
Related: Spanish Conquest of Americas
Related: Aztec timeline
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