was the largest trade place. It was a giant market. Sixty thousand
people visited Tlateloco every day. There were a lot of small markets
all over the Aztec empire. The Aztec people called the traders spies and
emissaries. Also there were people called artisans. They were people who
made pots with art on them, weapons, and farming tools. They would
trade and sell these pots, weapons, farming tools, and a whole lot more
to traders and to individuals.
The economy was a very big part of Aztec life. They were advanced enough to allow job specialization. Some people had certain jobs, and these often determined their status within the community. Some of their jobs were farming, building temples, crop pulling, or just farming. Also some jobs were to hunt for food, even trading was a job. The economy was how the Aztecs could make their money. The most important job was farming. Many people worked on farms.
There were also laws that helped the community. One was called Tribute. When the Aztecs won a battle they would make all the enemies pay jewels and goods. This was called tribute , and it was like paying taxes.
Another interesting aspect about the Aztec is that they would trade slaves for all kinds of things. Some of the things they got back from the traders were feathers, animal skins, knives, clothing, and food.
In conclusion, trade and economy were a very big part of Aztec life.
The Aztec spent a lot of their time trading all sorts of things and working.
The Aztec had many jobs. A lot of their jobs were farming crops, and some
Aztec peopleís jobs were trading. As you can see trade and economy
were a very big part of Aztec life.
Author. Malu Jane Aztec Inca Maya published 1995 Singapore p. 26,27
Author. Denver museum Aztec published 1992 Denver Museum Denver Colorado p. 27
Comptons Encyclopedia published 1997 P.890
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