Stearns Chapter Eleven


  Read Chapter Eleven: The Americas on the Eve of Invasion in your textbook and answer the following inquiries in complete sentences.  Your responses must be either typewritten double spaced, or neatly written in blue or black ink. Responses written in pencil or odd colored inks will not be accepted.  You may email your responses if wish at your own risk, but you are responsible whether your responses are received or not.

1.       What institutions did the Aztecs and Incas inherit from their predecessors?

2.      What was the relationship between war and religion in the rise of the Aztecs?

3.      How did the Aztecs organize their agricultural practices?

4.      What was the relationship of the Aztecs to the Toltecs?

5.      What was the political and economic organization of the Aztec Empire?

6.      What was the social organization in the Aztec Empire?

7.      How were American societies different from contemporary European societies?

8.      How did Inca trade and tribute differ from other civilizations?

9.      How did the Inca overcome geographic problems to unite their huge empire?

10.  How did the Inca use institutions and policies to unify their empire?