Mexico History: History And History Of Mexico

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941 words
941 words

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. They won independence in 1821. From 1821 to 1877, there were emperors, some dictators, and enough presidents to make a new government every nine months. Mexico lost Texas in 1836, and after beating the war with the United States, (1846–1848), they lost the area that is now California, Nevada, and Utah, part of Arizona and New Mexico, and parts of Colorado under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Years later, in 1855, the Indian patriot Benito Juarez began some reforms, including the disestablishment of the Catholic Church. The civil war was interrupted by the French invasion of Mexico in 1861 and the crowning of Maximilian of Austria as emperor . He was displaced and executed by the power of Juarez, who again became president in 1867. Mexican Food Mexican cuisine is a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, principally SpanisH elements. The basic predominant native foods such as corn, beans and chili peppers, but the Europeans introduced a large number of different foods,such as beef, pork, chicken, goat and sheep, farm products especially cheese and various herbs and lots of spices. Mexican cuisine is as complex as any of the great cuisines in the world, such as China, France, Italy and Turkey. It is crea... ... middle of paper ... ...ortant calendar of the Mayas. El Castillo has four sides, each side has 91 steps, this is equal to the 365 days of the solar year. It has nine terraces which are divined in two, which makes 18, this symbolizes the number of months in the Maya Calendar. The pyramids of Teotihuacan are amazing. The largest pyramid of Teotihuacan is called The Sun, it is 233.5 feet tall. The name Pyramid of the Sun comes from the Aztecs, who visited the city of Teotihuacan centuries after it was abandoned. Another important monument of Mexico is the Angel of Independence,it is located in Mexico City. Is a historical, urban and symbolic monument.El Ángel was built to commemorate the Mexico's War of Independence, celebrated in 1810. The Construction of El Ángel was ordered in 1900 by President Porfirio Díaz and it was inaugurated on September 16th 1910. It is 118 ft tall.

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  • Explains that mexico is bordered by the united states to the north, guatemala and belize to southeast, and the gulf of mexico. mexico's center is a great plateau with mountain chains on the east and west
  • Explains that the majority of mexicans today speak spanish, making it the largest spanish speaking population in the world. the colonizers forced the spanish language on natives, but the 1990s recognized 62 indigenous amerindian languages.
  • Explains that the mayas, olmecs and toltecs were conquered in 1519–1521 by the spanish under hernando cortés.
  • Explains that mexican cuisine is a fusion of indigenous mesoamerican cooking with european, principally spanish elements. it is as complex as any of the great cuisines in the world.
  • Describes the geography of mexico, a country in the americas. it is bounded by the united states, the pacific ocean, and the caribbean sea.
  • Explains that mexico's fashion is influenced by international trends, so the typical urban mexican dresses similar to people in europe and the united states.
  • Explains that chichen itza's landmark is the 99-foot temple of kukulkan, also known as el castillo. the largest pyramid of teotihuacan is called the sun.

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