How did Hernando Cortes conquer the Aztec Empire?
he dident defeat them the 1st time but the second time he brought back a bigger army and defeated them. he captured their king and kept him hostage he later murdered him anyway
One reason for Don Hernando Cortes to be able conquer the Aztec empire was because of his military power. His army possessed superior weapons and armors. They also trained horses and dogs to their advantage. The Aztecs also confused Cortes as one of their gods and thus trusted him. In addition, Spaniards spread smallpox and other European diseases which killed and lessen the number of the Aztec people.
When you say Hernando Cortes, I asume you are speaking of the one that took the Aztec empire over for Spain. Hernando Cortes' crew had great sufferings, and did had a hard time, but about 400 of 500 were alive to see the Aztec empire fall. These statistics were largely due to about 20000 Indians helping the Spaniards