( www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/mexicanrev.htm, Encarta 98) In 1876, Porfirio Diaz, an Indian general in the Mexican Army took control of the nation, and continued to be elected until 1910. This new era was too one way and started the Mexican Revolution. The government eventually allowed Mexico to fall into dictatorship that gave way to a new a powerful upper class. When Diaz came into power he had high hopes for Mexico's future, and established a stable government that rid the nation of crime. The quality of life improved around the towns and the cities..
The tribes the comprised the Aztecs were the Toltect whom the Chichimec [Aztecs] conquered in the early 1300's A.D. The Toltect embarked on conquests, which resulted in the Aztecs becoming a dominate civilization of their time. (1) Their migratory pattern stopped on the southwestern border of Lake Texcoco as they discovered an eagle sitting on the stem of a cactus, holding a serpent in his talons with his wings open to the sun. This as an omen from the gods. (4) The Aztecs finally settled in central Mexico, where Mexico City is now located, and began building Tenochtitlan in 1325.
The Exact origin of the Aztec people is uncertain, but they are believed to have begun as a northern tribe of hunter-gatherers whose name came from that of their homeland. The Aztecs appeared in Mesoamerica in the south central region of pre Columbian Mexico; their arrival came just after the fall of the previously dominant Mesoamerican civilization, the Toltec’s. The Aztec empire lasted 94 years, one of the longest ever in world history, but they could have lasted much longer but they were invaded by Spanish conquistadors. The Aztecs were ruled by an emperor who was elected from a council made up of priests, warriors, and nobles. At first it was passed from brother to brother before they were passed to next generation.
Mexico's population has tripled since the Second World War. One third of the population of Mexico is under ten years of age, as a result, in just ten years, Mexico's unemployment rate will increase 30 percent, as these children become young adults, in search of work. There were in 1990 an estimated four million illegal aliens in the United States, and about 55 percent of them were from Mexico. These people look to the United States.
The Spaniards destroyed their magnificent empire in the year 1521, but the Aztecs left a lasting mark on Mexican life and culture . The majority of the Aztecs lived in what is now called the Valley of Mexico. Located at an elevation of over 7,000 feet, the large valley has housed many great cities. From the massive pyramids of Tenochtitlan, to the inhabitants of the vast hub of modern Mexico City, the great valley has been the heartland of many empires . The mighty Aztecs were the last indigenous group of people to enter the Valley of Mexico.
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In 1910, the Mexican Revolution occurred, which made their government to change their Constitution, and their political system. In 2008, Mexico’s economy was hit hard by credit crunch. However, their economy has recovered since then, especially with helps from foreign companies pouring money for investment. Now, Mexico has one of the largest economies in world. Mexico is the tenth largest oil producer in world, and also the largest silver producer in world.
The Aztec and Maya were both American Indian people. The Aztec were ruled by a mighty empire in Mexico during the 1400's and early 1500's. The Maya however, developed a magnificent civilization in Central America and Southern Mexico. Both civilizations contributed a great deal to the modern world and invented items that are still used today. According to the Aztec Legend, the ancestors of the people who founded Tenochtitlan, came to the Valley of Mexico.
index.html Mexico Location Mexico is bordered by the United States to the north and Guatemala and Belize to the southeast. In the east is the Gulf of Mexico. The center of Mexico is a great plateau with mountain chains on the east and west and also with ocean low lands. History of Mexico Three great civilizations the Mayas, the Olmecs and the Toltecs previous the Aztec empire, conquered in 1519–1521 by the Spanish under Hernando Cortés. Spain ruled Mexico until Sept. 16, 1810, when the Mexicans first reveled.
It was neither a merriment nor a insuccess: it was a painful birth of the mestizo nation that is Mexico today. In the early ages of Mexico the ruler was of the name Cuauhtemoc. Cuauhtemoc was the ruler of the Aztec civilization from 1520-1521. However on August 12, 1521 the Aztec empire was flattened do to the Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztecs. The transformation of the New Spain to Mexico was the biggest change in Mexico's epic diary.