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- Brichelle Guerrero Brimar Guerrero Katheryn Maldonado
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- Author Biography Harvest of Empire Summary Mexican History Facts about Mexico Mexican Culture Understanding the Mexican American Dream: Index
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- Is a journalist and investigator reporter He was born in Puerto Rico, but grew up in the New York City housing projects. He is a Veteran of the Puerto Rican 65 th Infantry during World War II January 1, 2001 Gonzalez published, Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America. In the works, Gonzalez emphasis the difference between Latin American immigration and European immigration He brings to this history, the "lived" experience of a Latino growing up in America. Harvest of Empire Video Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Gonzalez_(journalist)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Gonzalez_(journalist)
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- Since the 1820s Mexicans have migrated to the United States. Today they are the second largest immigrant nationality in our history Two of every three Latinos in the Untied States are of Mexican origin. Mexicans have lived on this land before there was a Mexico or USA. Mexican Americans face identity problems similar to that of Puerto Ricans. In the article, Gonzalez discussed the impact various persons had on Mexican and U.S history. Jose Francisco Canales, Jose Antonio Canales Salinas, Juan Cheno Cortina, and etc. Jose de Ecandon established various settlements stretching from the Rio Grande to the present-day cities of Camargo and Reynosa. He had one of the most successful colonizing ventures in the New World Mexicans began to feel threatened by migrants from the US, Ireland, and Germany who began settling in their territory Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Anglo settlers saw the Mexicans in South Texas as an obstacle to progress Trickery
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- Continued Violence against Mexicans Lynching, bandits, outlaws Juan Cheno Cortina declares war against the Anglo settler minority Consequences of the Great Depression and World War II Mexican Americans being deported, Segregation and Discrimination There is no other Latino group, according to Gonzalez, that has contributed more to the Nations prosperity than Mexicans. Mexican labor. The Mexican market. Mexican music and food. Mexican television and radio. Mexican names of cities, states, rivers, and mountains. Anglo American continues to deny how much the social, cultural, political, and economic reality of the West and Southwest has been shaped by Mexicans (pg 107).
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- First Populations in Mexico dated back to 13,000 years ago. These complex civilizations consisted of : The Olmec (1400-400 BC) The Mayan Civilization (910-1030 AD) The Aztec Empire (1325- 1521) Source: StateGov.com
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- April 22 nd, 1519 marked the beginning of Spanish imperialism in Mexico. During this time, Hernan Cortez overthrew the Aztec Empire in 1519. What was known as New Spain, struggled with a battle against the Mayan Civilization that lasted from 1551-1697. This period was a time in which Spain discouraged education and held sole control of Mexicos economic resources.
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- September 16 th, 1810 Mexico sought independence from its Spanish conquistadors. Miguel Hidalgo lead the revolution The decade long struggle called the Grito De Dolores did not come to an end until December 1822. The United Mexican States was fi established on October 4 th, 1824. Source: StateGov.com
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- Mexican-American War (1846-1848) On May 13 th, 1846 The US Congress declared war. By 1847, The US completed the occupation of California. The war ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Source: StateGov.com
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- This period was also known as La Reforma. The Constitution of 1857 was established in which power was no longer given to the Roman Catholic Church. During this period of political change, France invaded the Republic in hopes to restore the power of the church on the nation. It wasnt until the end of the U.S. civil war did the United States demand Frances withdrawal from Mexico. After the war, Benito Juarez lead the Restoration of the Republic from (1867- 1872).
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- Mexico's severe social and economic problems erupted in a revolution that lasted from 1910 until 1920 and gave rise to the 1917 constitution after the reign of Dictator Porifio Diaz. The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), formed in emerged from the chaos of revolution For 71 years, Mexico's national government was controlled by the PRI, which won every presidential race and most gubernatorial races until the July 2000 July 2000, the presidential election of Vicente Fox Quesada of the National Action Party (PAN), President Fox completed his term on December 1, 2006, when Felipe Calderon, also of the PAN, assumed the presidency. Source: StateGov.com
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- Geography Area: about three times the size of Texas. Capital--Mexico City. Terrain: Coastal lowlands, central high plateaus, and mountains up to 5,400 m. (18,000 ft.). Climate: Tropical to desert. Population : 113,724,226. Ethnic groups: Indian-Spanish (mestizo) 60%, Indian 30%, Caucasian 9%, other 1%. Religions : Roman Catholic 76.5%, Protestant 6.3%, other 0.3%, unspecified 13.8%, none 3.1%. Language: Spanish. Literacy--91.4%. Health (2011): Infant mortality rate--17.29/1,000. Life expectancy--male 73.65 years; female 79.43 years. Natural resources: Petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber. Agriculture: Products--corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes, beef, poultry, dairy products, wood products. Industry: Types--food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables. FACTS Source: StateGov.com
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- Mexican Society and Culture Mexican culture is deeply influenced by the Catholic Church. Nearly 88% of Mexicans belong to the Church, Mexican people have preserved many of their ancestors traditions. Many of them are present in Mexican music, which resembles the music produced by the ancient Aztecs drums and ceremonies Mexican culture is generally traditional, Mexican men in particular holding onto old-fashioned ideas about gender roles and family. In the Mexican household, the father/husband or oldest male remains the primary authority figure, making most of the family decisions, while the mother/wife continues to bear the majority of the responsibility when it comes to raising children and maintaining the home. Source: StateGov.com
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- Mexican ART
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- The Music of Mexico The music of Mexico is very diverse and features a wide range of musical styles. It has been influenced by a variety of cultures, most notably indigenous Mexican and European, since the Late Middle Ages. SAMPLE OF MEXICAN Music SAMPLE OF MEXICAN Music
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- The Food of Mexico Mexico possesses an extensive culinary culture, with a great variety of regional dishes. Three products constitute the heart of most Mexican dishes: corn, hot peppers (chiles), and beans, products that stem from pre-Columbian times. Corn is consumed in all possible forms: as a wrapped and steamed dough with filling ( tamal ), but most importantly as a tortilla, a thin, round "pancake."
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- Popular Sports of Mexico The game of soccer, known as futbol, is the most popular sport in the country. Mexican sport is also known for its boxing tradition. Mexico is second only to the United States in total number of world champions produced but has recently produced more World Champions in the last 30 years. Bullfighting is a popular sport in Mexico. Mexico City has the largest bullring in the world.
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- Mexicans & the United States Mexico represents the largest source of immigration to the United States Mexicans now account for 32% of all immigrants living in this country. A record 12.7 million Mexican immigrants lived in the United States in 2008 Mexico is also the single largest source of undocumented immigrants. There were an estimated 9.3 million undocumented immigrants in the United States as of March 2002.
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- While the United States is a nation of immigrants, we have never seen one foreign nationality come in so rapidly and in such large numbers Possibility to change U.S. culture and institutions is extraordinary
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- Their Dream
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- Sources Background Note: Mexico.U.S.Dept of State Retrieved Feb 03, 2012, from http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35749.htm http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35749.htm YouTube: American Dream: The Mexican Immigration Experience (Part 3), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjNwW7q8lbM&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjNwW7q8lbM&feature=related Countries and their culture : Mexico. Retrieved Feb 03, 2012, from http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/Mexico.html#b http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/Mexico.html#b