The Life of Cesar Chavez

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Cesar chavez (1927-1993) was a civil rights leader. He is most famous for creating the National Farm Workers Association. Chavez grew up in Arizona on his family’s farm. When the depression hit, Chavez was 11 years old, and his family lost their farm and were forced to become migrant workers. The working conditions on the farms Chavez and his family worked on were horrible. This later inspired him to make a union for farm workers, the National Farm Workers Association. He is known for being an activist of civil rights for Latinos, rights for farm workers, and also for animal rights. Miguel angel Asturias (1899-1974) was a Guatemalan poet, writer, and diplomat. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1967 and the Soviet Union’s Lenin Peace Prize in 1966. Asturias participated in the uprising against dictator Manuel Estrada Cabrera in 1920. He demonstrated a lifelong concern for the preservation of Mayan culture which can be seen in many of his writings including his university thesis, "the social problem of the indian". He published his first novel in 1930 and his first poem in 1936. He started his diplomatic career in 1946, and continued to write. Francisco Franco (1892-1975) was a lifelong military leader. He rose through the ranks until the early 1930s, when he found himself, a right-wing monarchist, in the middle of a left-wing republic. He was demoted, but later rose up again, and by 1935 he had been named chief of staff of the Spanish Army, a position he used to get rid of left-wing figures and their military institutions. When the left- wing social and economic structure of Spain began to fall, Franco joined the rebellion. He soon led an uprising and took control of Spain after the Spanish Civil War (1939). From then unti... ... middle of paper ... ...d an irrigation system. Caral was inhabited from roughly 2600 BC-2000 BC. Archaeologists have found pyramids, flutes, and quipus. Quipus are knotted ropes used as a record system. They have found no evidence of warfare, leading them to believe that it was a peaceful society. Today the ruins of Caral are a successful tourist attraction. Place #4 Castillo De San Marcos is a national monument in northeastern Florida. It is the site of the oldest masonry fort in the U.S. It was built by the Spanish (1672–95) to protect St. Augustine. The fort played an important role in the Spanish-English struggle for the Southeast. In the 19th century it served as a U.S. military prison. It is a tourist attraction mainly because it is believed to be haunted. Although, tourists that go are more likely to be taught about the history of the fort by a park ranger than encounter a ghost.

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