Aztec society was a highly stratified one, with a number of social classes ranging from the slaves to the Emperor. What class you were in determined what you could do, what you could wear, and who you could marry. Read through the resources below to learn more about the social classes in Aztec society.
Aztec society was composed of eight different social classes which were made up of rulers, warriors, nobility, priests and priestesses, free poor, slaves, servants, and the middle class. The most important of these were the tlatoani (rulers), warriors, nobility, and the high priests and priestesses. The lesser classes were composed of the free poor, slaves, servants, and the middle class. This article looks at each of these classes.
This quick summary of the social classes in Aztec culture is a good introduction to the different social classes.
This article talks about the family unit and the social classes in Aztec society, and provides a quick quiz to test what you've learned!