The Aztecs founded a strong, secure central government. This helped provide stability, and allowed the empire to thrive. At the top of this government was the royal family, headed by an emperor, or king.
This emperor appointed various authorities to rule different regions of his empire. These leaders swore allegiance to the emperor himself. The emperor maintained his control over the empire through the use of his vast and powerful army.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings widsom.
H. L. Mencken
Lincoln''s children kept goats in the White House.