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Emperor Tizoc decided to terrify all the other tribes in Mexico with a huge massacre. He took every single man from three Mixtec tribes, 20,000 men, and sent them for sacrifice. It terrified the other tribes in Mexico all right but it also disgusted them. They learned to hate the Aztecs. They knew they would have to wait, but one day their chance would come to overthrow the vicious heart-ripping people. And it did.
Lexington, USA. Paul Revere is famous for riding to Concord to warn the Americans that the British soldiers were attacking. The stirring tale is remembered in Longfellow’s long poem about the midnight ride – except it isn’t quite true! Revere is arrested before he ever gets to Concord. Still, it’s a shame to let the truth spoil a good story.