We had a discussion today with respect to how trade and warfare impact a culture’s worldview. The Aztecs used trade to provide for themselves resources that they did not have (tropical fruit, birds and gold) plus the trade route was an effective way to spy on the other tribes in the area. By doing this, the Aztecs were able to build a very powerful empire when the Spanish arrived in the mid to late 1500s. Here is a picture of our discussion today.