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Cortes and the Aztecs 
Respond in writing to the following questions after reading Cortés’ letter on page 260 and watching the two videos above. 
1.  What aspects of Aztec life and culture favorably impressed Cortés? Of what was he critical?
2.  With their belief in a pantheon of deities, how might an Aztec have reacted upon visiting a Christian house of worship such as Chartres Cathedral?
3.  What is the Colombian Exchange? List the consequences of the exchange.
Make sure to:
·  Write a short essay or paragraph of at least 100 words. Do not go over 250 words.
·  Use concrete examples/details and avoid generalities.
·  Address all questions.
·  Use proper grammar and punctuation.
·  If you researched your topic and are using information from what you learned, remember to cite your sources.
·  Do not plagiarize. Your work will be checked by