On the other hand, as Vargas points out every aspect of the Chicano struggle, the documentary Chicano, began with the struggles of the Mexican American's in the 1960's. They give a brief background of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo but not about the events that lead to the treaty itself. Without reading Vargas, the first part of the documentary series would be confusing. It did help to see the emotions of the Chicanos and major figures in the resistance moveme...
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...exican murals help understand better the issue and situations Chicanos have faced. One can read so much but visualizing it can add a different comprehension of the history. Like the famous saying says, "A picture is worth a million words". That is exactly what the murals shown on the web page do. The combination allowed me to understand better the issue which Mexican-Americans faced and are still facing todayand as Michelle Rosado mentioned, "The video... is a good educational tool because it shows actual footage. The only fault is that it does not tell the whole history which might make it a little difficult to understand. Lastly, the textbook is the best source because it contains actual documents from time periods throughout the whole Mexican-American history, from the beginning to the present which is what gives us a full understanding of the events that occur".
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