Millennium History

History of North America

  • Aztec Education - History Aztec Education

    Priests had complete control over education. The Aztec empire was provided with special schools, the Calmecas, which trained boys and girls for official religious tasks. Schools for the least disciplined children were called telpuchcalli, or youth houses, where they learned history, Aztec traditions

  • Aztec destination

    The Aztecs believed that the keeper of the days or priests of the calendar could see peoples fate. In this way, soon after the birth of a child, it was taken by its parents so that the guardian of the days could read about its destiny. Regarding reading, every important decision to be made in rela

  • Aztec defeat

    The Aztec defeat resulted in an offensive by the conqueror Hernan Cortez starting in the year 1519. By Me. Cláudio FernandesAfter the discovery da America by Columbus, in 1492, many navigators and adventurers hired and aided by the Spanish crown became interested and launched themselves into the wa

  • Aztec daily life - History of Aztec daily life

    Most of the Aztecs lived like the Indians of today, in the most remote villages of Mexico. The family lived in a simple house, made of adobe or mud and thatched roof. The father worked in the fields with the older children. The mother took care of the house and trained the daughters in household cho

  • Aztec Civilization - History of Aztec Civilization

    Teotihuacan We are facing a civilization that has incorporated architecture, calculation, writing, and religion into its day-to-day. The Aztec confederation, in cultural terms, was a degeneration of preexisting civilizations, they absorbed aspects of that culture by incorporating their own. The

  • The fake aztec skulls

    By Rainer Sousa The glamorization of the material culture of other peoples is a very common practice in many strongholds of western culture. Permeated by an interest that intensified in the 19th century, with the imperialist wave that determined the arrival of colonists in different parts of the pla

  • Aztec Art - History of Aztec Art

    Aztec ruins indicate much more grandeur than quality. Their architecture was less refined than that of the Mayans. Thousands of artisans worked continuously to build and maintain the temples and palaces. Small temples rose atop tall pyramids of earth and stone, with staircases leading to their porta

  • The Drink of the Gods

    The Drink of the Gods The Aztecs believed that the god Quetzalcoátil had brought cocoa beans from the sky and given them to humans as a gift. Cocoa trees are known to have existed for over 4,000 years. Scattered by birds and monkeys. In 1502, Christopher Columbus was the first European to try

  • Apalachin:the day the mob came out (much to their chagrin) in the open.

    After a convulsive period that coincided with the validity of the Volstead Act (better known as Dry Law) in which the American mafia made gold, but in which the streets of Chicago and New York were littered with corpses in the struggle for control of organized crime, the main mafia families of the c

  • Roy Bean, "The Law West of the Pecos"

    In our blog entry dedicated to Isaac Parker, the hanging judge, We commented that as the United States expanded its domain into the western territories of the country, the maintenance of law and order were complicated issues. The great extension of these territories and the delay in establishing the

  • The postage stamp that gave a canal to Panama

    In recent times, Panama is a country that is very current for reasons that are well known in Spain. But that is not the goal of this post. Long before the so-called Panama papers came to light, the country was especially known for its canal, which facilitates passage between the Atlantic and Pacific

  • When West Point Was a Spree:The Punch Riot (1826)

    Anyone who hears about the United States Military Academy at West Point today will identify its name with the place from which the most important soldiers of the countrys army have come and with a symbol of the stricter and harsher military discipline. However, this was not always the case, as the i

  • How a Roman Dictator Named a US City

    Currently, and as far as politics is concerned, the term dictator It has a pejorative nuance, when referring to that ruler who is distinguished by imposing his will, disregarding the rights and freedoms of his subjects, frequently using violence and murder. Names such as Stalin, Hitler or Mussolini

  • The Forgotten War (1812) and the origin of the US anthem

    It seems difficult to understand that in a country it is known by the name of the Forgotten War a warlike conflict that was its first official declaration of war since its independence, in which it fought against the country in which many of them had been born or from which their parents or grandpar

  • When John Wayne played Gary Cooper at the Oscars

    In 1953 the Oscar Awards ceremony for the year 1952 was held and five true Hollywood legends of the golden years competed to get the statuette for best leading actor. Some of the films they had performed are also among the best known in the history of the seventh art. The nominees were: Gary Cooper

  • “The Black Sox Scandal” (1919), mafia and match-fixing in the baseball world series

    October 9, 1919. The eighth game of the baseball world series is played between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox. Despite the fact that the latter are the clear favorites, the Cincinnati team wins by 10 innings to 5 and wins the title of champion. Rumors quickly spread about the fixing

  • Thomas Dewey, mobster hunter and protagonist of a historical headline

    The movie The Untouchables by Eliot Ness tells the story of the man who against all odds got the gangster Americas most famous man, Al Capone, will end his days in Alcatraz prison. But there was another man who spent years in New York persecuting organized crime, who also managed to put several of

  • "The Greensboro Four", a symbol of the fight against racial segregation in the US.

    It is difficult to understand, now that an African-American resides in the White House and holds the most powerful position in the world, that until relatively few years ago in the United States there was a policy of racial segregation based on regulations such as those known as the Jim Crow Laws, w

  • Butch Cassidy &The Sundance Kid. Two men and one destiny?

    In 1866, Robert LeRoy Parker was born in Beaver (Utah). Surely his name will be completely unknown, but the nickname by which he was known sounds the same:Butch Cassidy. The gang of outlaws that he was part of along with The Sundance Kid was one of the most famous in the violent and turbulent histo

  • Crazy Horse Murder

    Fort Robinson, Nebraska, September 5, 1877. A proud Oglala Sioux chieftain approaches the gates of the fort. His name is Crazy Horse. He is one of the three most important chiefs of the Sioux, along with Sitting Bull and Red Cloud. He participated in the greatest victory of the Indians over the Unit

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