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1

Where did the Mayan people live?

In the rain forest of the Yucatan peninsula

2

The Mayan priests developed studied the heavens and developed what?

The calander

3

What were the Maya's first to grow?

Corn

4

The maya also developed a form of writing that uses signs and symbols called?

Hieroglyphics

5

What are wall paintings called?

Murals

6

What was the name of the Aztec capital?

Tenochtitlan

7

What city stands on the ancient site of Tenchtitlan?

Mexico City

8

How did Aztec farmers grow crops in?

Floating gardens

9

A Mexican ranch that raised cattle is called a

Hacienda

10

What do Spain made this city a colony?

Mexico

11

What is a mixed relationship of Spanish and Native American heritage?

Mestizos

12

Mexico like the United States because power is divided between national and state governments, and a strong president leads the national government.

Federal republic