First, of course, was the family unit, as a basic structure of society. The government was built up from there. Let's take a look at how the government was formed...
After the family, the basic unit of ancient Aztec government was thecalpulli. Families didn't individually own land, the land was owned by a group of families, the calpulli. This structure of local government existed long before the Aztec empire. The leadership in the calpulli would be responsible for the basic needs of the group.
2.The religion of the Inca was closely tied into the everyday life of the Inca as well as with their government. They believed that their ruler, the Inca Sapa, was part god himself.
3.The Mayans developed a hierarchical government ruled by kings and priests. They lived in independent city-states consisting of rural communities and large urban ceremonial centers. There were no standing armies, but warfare played an important role in religion, power and prestige. Religion was woven into all facets of daily life and was the major unifying factor of the civilization. They practiced human sacrifice and would often raid other communities to obtain victims.
May 20th, 2015
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