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The Immigration Policy Of Mexicans And Mexican Americans

- With the recent presidential elections with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it has many people talking about the accusations that Trump said about Mexicans and other ethnic groups. Donald Trump mentions that he is going to build a wall and will deport all Mexicans because the only thing they bring is crime. This leads me to the fact that most of the Latinos are mostly against him since he is mentioning bad things about the Mexicans. One of the biggest things that Latinos and Mexican American look for in a president, is if that president will help with immigration....   [tags: United States, Mexican American]

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Mexicans in America During the Great Depression

- While many remember the Great Depression as a time of terrible trials for Americans, few understand the hardships faced by Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the U.S. This paper examines the experiences of Mexicans in America during the Great Depression and explores the devastating impact of repatriation efforts. America has an extensive history of accepting Mexican workers when they are needed for cheap labor, and demanding that they be deported when the economic situation is more precarious in an attempt to open jobs for Americans....   [tags: repatriation, United States, Mexican Americans]

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Mexicans and Racism

- Racism isn’t a subject that appears in every day conversations. Although most people try to ignore its existence, it’s quite obvious that it marked the lives of a lot of people and it has now become an essential part of our history. As a student who has lived in the valley all her life, I’ve been taught about the hardships African Americans had to endure while obtaining their freedom, becoming eligible to vote, being segregated, but never did I stop to think that the people who shared my culture and walked the streets of the Valley and San Antonio were going through a similar experience....   [tags: Racism Essays]

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Mexicans During The 1920s : A Second Class Citizen With No Rights

- Imagine having to go to another county to find work to able to feed your family. Now what if when you arrive you find yourself treated as a second class citizen with no rights or freedoms. Facing the fear of being killed or abused by the citizens of that county. This is what it is like for the Mexicans during the 1920s - 1960s when they came to the United States of America. They lived everyday to find or keep their job, so they can help their family or loved ones back in Mexico. They did not care about being United States citizens, they wanted to support what they thought precious to them....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Mexican American]

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Ethnic Mexicans in the 20th Century

- Given the social struggle of ethnic Mexicans in the United States, the 20th century turned to be pivotal in the social movements that would not only create opportunities but mobilize the ethnic Mexicans to push forward and make sure their voices where heard all throughout the century. They have used these means to incorporate into everyday life in the United States. Despite this they have struggled to achieve what in politics of the United States considers to be a ‘full citizenship’. Even though the US has dehumanized, criminalized, and subjugated ethnic-Mexicans, Social and Cultural Citizenships have changed the way of understanding politics of ethnic-Mexicans social movements because et...   [tags: Social Movements, United States]

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Mexicans in the United States

- Mexicans in the United States Introduction “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community and this nation.” These words of the Chicano civil rights leader Cesar Chavez have resonated into the present vision of Mexican culture in America. Mexicans in the United States have created a vibrant culture that has crossed over to influence other cultures. The reality is that Mexicans have played an integral role in shaping the current state of America, and through the power in numbers as well as the continued blending of cultures Mexicans will influence the future of the United States....   [tags: Culture Mexico Mexican Cultural Essays]

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Like Mexicans By Gary Soto

- In the story "Like Mexicans", Gary Soto explains how his grandmother was an influence in his life. She would always give him advice; both good and bad. One of her good advice was that he should marry a woman of a certain race. Soto 's grandmother raised him believing his future wife should be Mexican. She gave him reasons why a Mexican girl would make a great wife. His mother agrees and supports the idea. For years, he was in search of his brown girl. He was infatuated with the idea of finally finding a nice Mexican girl....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wife, Woman]

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Mexicans And Ruth Gomberg Munoz

- Undocumented Workers Stereotypes are present in our everyday life, but just because they are present, does not mean we should place each other in these boxes. Specifically, there are stereotypes of Mexicans and Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz gives insight on these workers in her article “Willing to Work.” Gomberg-Muñoz uses logos in her writing and it is effective because it shows a different side, conveys reasonable emotion, and shows no favoritism. The term Wetback is a derogatory term used to describe illegal Mexican immigrants that swam across the Rio Grande to come to the United States....   [tags: Writing, United States]

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Like Mexicans By Gary Soto

- “Like Mexicans” Essay In the short reading “Like Mexicans” Gary Soto is undecided about what route he should pursue when moving on into the future. In his early teens his grandmother told him to become a barber and to marry a Mexican girl, Soto’s mother told him this as well. When Soto was in his twenties he ended up falling in love with a Japanese woman named Carolyn. Towards the end of the story Soto realized that the reason his mom wanted him to marry a Mexican girl was because they are in the same social class as him....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Woman, Wife]

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Americans And Mexicans Perceive Masculinity And Feminism Differently

- Americans and Mexicans perceive masculinity and feminism differently. Some examples in Mexico would be that females tend to stay at home and men tend to be more familiar with labor. In the United States women are used to working for themselves and learning how to save and earn their own money same as men do. Traditionally Mexican men are to be independent and dominant and Mexican women are more dependent and submissive. Americans play the same role whether they 're women or men. Another way how these two countries differ is in education....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Gender, Mexican American]

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How Mexicans See America

- The United States has had a varied relationship with the nation of Mexico. The relationship has drastically changed over the past several decades as issues such as immigration, drug violence, health care, free trade, and border concerns have been brought into the public sphere on both sides of the border. Both nations have had and continue to have an impact on each other. However, for the purposes of this research paper, I hope to demonstrate some of the current perceptions that Mexicans hold in regards to Americans and the United States as a nation....   [tags: history, imperialism]

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The Mistreatment of Mexicans

- The Mistreatment of Mexicans Americans take many things for granted. For the majority of the population, life is relatively mild. People are normally not rich, but not poor, not ecstatically happy, but not too depressed either. One might say that the population generally has it easy, as compared to a large percentage of the rest of the world. It is for this reason that a great many people from other countries immigrate here. They are seeking a better life. Often, however, they get mistreated....   [tags: Papers]

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"Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920" by Mario García

- Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920 analyzes and discusses the Mexican immigrants to El Paso, Texas. The most western city of the vast state of Texas, a city in the edge of the Chihuahuan desert; a place too far away from many regions of the United States, but as Mario García explains a very important city during the development of the western United States. He begins explaining how El Paso’s proximity to different railroads coming from México and the United States converged there, which allowed El Paso to become an “instant city”, as mining, smelting, and ranching came to region....   [tags: Mexican immigrants]

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The United States Should Not Have Went At War With The Mexicans

- The United States should not have went to war with the Mexicans. The reason for opposing to this act is simply because if you want something you shouldn’t just take it you have to work for it. This relates to the acts of which Polk sent his representative Slidell without the acknowledgement of the Mexican government into their territory to offer negotiation between both countries to enable the U.S to take the over California and a portion of the New Mexico and to convert Texas into a slave state....   [tags: United States, American Civil War, Mexico]

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Mexicans in the United States

- In attempting to discuss the history of Chicanos, or Mexican-Americans and their experiences in the United States, an economic analysis may provide the best interpretation for their failure to achieve the status of first class citizens. This difficulty in achieving equality of citizenship is deeply rooted in both the economic self-interest of the Anglo-Americans, as well as their inherent perception of Otherness in Chicanos. This paper will explain the importance of this history and its context in the American framework....   [tags: American History Mexico Essays]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs '

- Americans Many native Americans get skeptical when they asked, how it feels to be an American since they have already experienced different places. However, if an Americans faces this question, he/ she will say, I feel patriotism, pride, and responsibility. Sarah Song used imagery and tone of personification in her “what does it mean to be an American” talked about how all the citizens of America should know the constitution and how to share ideas together to know what it means to be an American....   [tags: Race, Native Americans in the United States]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Like Mexicans ' By Gary Soto

- In the article “Like Mexicans “the author Gary Soto explains how his grandmother and mother used to advise him telling him the reasons why he should marry a woman with the same culture as him, and also explaining to him why he should not marry a woman with a different race. Soto also narrates how he used to talk with his best friend in their teenage years about the woman they would marry at a future. However, Soto also talks about their fantasies they wanted to achieve when they grow up dreaming a life of success....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Love, Woman]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Mexicans Begin Jogging ' By Gary Soto

- Leave or Stay In the poem “Mexicans Begin Jogging” by Gary Soto, it tells the story of a Mexican man who is working at a factory during a border patrol raid. Soto’s boss yelled for everyone to run after the border patrol van doors opened. Soto shouted that he was an American and his boss replied “No time for lies,” and being a good employee he ran.(193) This is something that happens every day here in America at various factories and other places of employment. This country has had a broken immigration system for many years, and stories like this will continue to happen, until something is done to fix the problem once and for all....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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A Third Factor That Affects Second Generation Mexicans

- A third factor that affects second-generation Mexicans in their strive for a higher education is the institutional lack of resources. These are the obstacles put forth by schools, ranging from geography-based resources, to the effect of standardized tests. Both bring forth additional problems Mexican students must face in attempting to reach a higher education. Geography plays a huge role in the education of these students and the availability of resources. Hispanics are the most likely to be enrolled in large schools with large class sizes, and these schools are also more likely to be underfunded and deficient in resources (Schhneider et....   [tags: Secondary education, High school, College]

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The Struggles of Mexicans in Mexican-American History

- The Struggles of Mexicans in Mexican-American History Mexico’s problems originally began upon the arrival of the Spanish in 1492, as illustrated in Major Problems in Mexican American History by Zaragosa Vargas as well as in the video documentary, Chicano!. The sequence of events which date back to the precolonial Spanish days and take place in Mexico’s history eventually provoke the national movement that called for social justice and equality, especially after the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo....   [tags: History Historical Mexico Essays]

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Mexicans and The Lady of Guadalupe

- ... Preachers said that the Lady of Guadalupe because she freed the people from idolatry and reconciled the people of Mexico to a devotion to the Lady of Guadalupe. The Lady of Guadalupe is also very popular among women, especially in Mexico. It is because of her own bravery do women now look up to her. However, she is not only honored by women, but all of the people in Mexico celebrate her on the 12th of December every year. The way in which the Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated is through costumes for children, along with blessings done within churches....   [tags: religious beliefs, catholisism, Virgin Mary]

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Sandra Cisneros's “Never Marry a Mexican”

- Sandra Cisneros’s short story “Never Marry a Mexican” deals heavily with the concept of myth in literature, more specifically the myth La Malinche, which focuses on women, and how their lives are spun in the shadows on men (Fitts). Myths help power some of the beliefs of entire cultures or civilizations. She gives the reader the mind of a Mexican-American woman who seems traitorous to her friends, family and people she is close to. This causes destruction in her path in the form of love, power, heartbreak, hatred, and an intent to do harm to another, which are themes of myth in literature....   [tags: Mexicans, Cisneros, myths]

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Jimmy Santiago Baca´s Poem "So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans"

- Mexican immigrants are misjudged for coming to the Unites States illegally and stealing jobs from American citizens. In the poem “So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans”, Jimmy Santiago Baca discusses the mistreatment that Americans have of immigrants and then explains the reality of the situation. Baca uses imagery, symbolism, diction, and tone to argue about the prejudices that Americans have of Mexican immigrants. Throughout the poem, Baca uses imagery to express prejudice misconceptions that Americans have of immigrants....   [tags: Immigration, Work, Mexican]

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Cultural Difference between Mexicans and Americans

- Cultural Difference between Mexicans and Americans While Texas leader Stephen Austin initially had no contempt toward Mexicans, the Anglo-American citizens in the area did. The American Texans of the 1800’s defined Mexicans as “a race alien to everything that Americans held dear” (De Leon 4). This sentiment would serve as the primary catalyst to the Texas secession from Mexico. When Austin began colonizing the area, he envisioned a place in which Anglo-Americans and Tejanos, Mexicans living in Texas, could live together....   [tags: American History Texas 1800]

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Analysis of So Mexicans are Taking Jobs from Americans by Jimmy Santiago Baca

- ... Baca begins the poem by asking if Mexicans really do come up to Americans and demand for their jobs stating: I hear Mexicans are taking your jobs away. Do they sneak into town at night, and as you’re walking home with a whore, do they mug you, a knife at your throat, saying, I want your job. (7-11) Baca’s sarcasm is very blatant in these lines, and it seems as if he is mocking what some Americans have said about Mexican workers. He ironically implies that Mexicans are criminals willing to take anyone’s job at anytime....   [tags: Prejudice, Hipocrisy, Poem]

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Mexican Immigration Before and After World War II

- Mexican Immigration Before and After World War II Coming from a life of poverty and despair would cause anyone to search for a better life; a life in which there is the belief that all of your dreams can come true. This is the belief that many Mexican immigrants had about “El Norte,” they believed that the north would provide them with the opportunity that their life in Mexico had not. Many Immigrants believed that the United States was “the land of opportunity,” a place to find a successful job and live out the life that one only dreamt about living....   [tags: Mexicans Aliens Immigrants Essays Illegal]

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Illegal Immigrants Entering America

- An image located in the pages of Columbo, Cullen, and Lisle’s Rereading America displays a focal point of two Hispanics, an adult and a child, peering through the holes of a continuous steel fence separating Mexico and America, more often known as the border (Chapter3). The stereotypical visual analysis of this photo may be that the Hispanics desire to cross the border illegally, a criminal plot; however, perhaps the meaning of the photo is more compelling. The possible underlying message of this photo focuses on three symbolist elucidations: a physical barrier as the uneven relationship between America and Mexico, and a metaphorical barrier as the uphill battle to survive in America, and t...   [tags: mexicans, hispanics, poverty]

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Gary Sotos Like Mexicans: Personal Experiences

- Gary Soto's Like Mexicans: Personal Experiences My decision to write in response to Gary Soto's work, “Like Mexicans” was influenced for the most part because of the similarities between myself and Gary Soto, and our families included. Gary Soto is a Mexican American male, who grew up in the San Joaquin Valley in the industrial part of a town called Fresno. His grandparents came to this Great Valley in search of creating a better life for themselves and their families. I am also a Mexican American male who was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley in a small town called Porterville....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The United Farm Workers Movement: Cesar Chavez

- ... With the increase in salary many Mexicans would feel the money made would be enough to support their family, and live a more comfortable life. The growth of immigrants sparked around the 1970’s, and continued to grow as decades passed. According to the the immigrant population had a seventeen fold increase from the decades before. (seven hundred sixty thousand immigrants were currently in the United States in the nineteen seventies.) Even with the increase in salary Mexican americans were still unsatisfied, and believed they deserved more money, more respect, and less racial segregation....   [tags: job conditions, benefits, natives, mexicans]

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honorable mexicans

- Introduction There are many people that have impacted on the country Mexico. Some of the famous people were presidents, musicians, astronauts and writers. They have showed Mexico many important things and helped to improve their technology. Here is the information on some of these famous people. Pedro Infante: Pedro was the greatest Mexican idol, and he was born in the beautiful port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, on November 18, 1917. When people in Mexico hear his name they remember his beautiful songs and films....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture

- The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture On his 2000 studio album, "American III," Johnny Cash sang in a resigned voice, "I got a crib full of corn, and a turnin' plow/ But the ground's to wet for the hopper now/ Got a cultivator and a double tree/ A leather line for the hull and gee/ Let the thunder roll and the lighting flash/ I'm doing alright for Country Trash."* Raised on a cotton farm in Dyess, Arkansas, Cash articulated a racialized class divide not simply among whites and African Americans, but among whites, themselves....   [tags: United States History Johnny Cash Essays]

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Why is Marijuana Illegal?

- Marijuana has been around for an exceptionally long time. Marijuana is the third most common recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and is used by nearly 100 million Americans. According to surveys, 25 million Americans have smoked marijuana within the past year and more than 14 million do so regularly despite harsh laws against its use. Our laws should reflect this, not deny it (, 2013). Despite it’s many uses, Medical, recreational, and Industrial, the federal government still insists that the growth, cultivation, possession, and use of marijuana is a criminal offences, even though a plethora of evidence exists that the legalization of marijuana would have...   [tags: loco weed, a fight agains drugs used by Mexicans]

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Sweat Shops in Mexico

- Imagine working tirelessly in a factory all day with the constant pressure of trying to support your family. This is the reality for millions of Mexican workers employed in maquiladoras. Maquiladoras are factories of foreign companies, mostly American, that use Mexican natives to build their products. The problem is many believe work for these improvised people is a good thing. However, the conditions of the factories are dangerous and the many implications of having these foreign factories in Mexico do not benefit the people in the long run....   [tags: maquiladoras, working conditions, mexicans]

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The American Dream

- The American Dream. This concept is well known as the picture perfect family, nice house and the white picket fence. As well as succeeding and excelling in life and making the future generations lives better than the current one. This concept has contributed much of the immigration from as early as 1931 to present day. However, many immigrants immigrate to the United States in order to escape oppression as well as uprising and turmoil which may reside in their home country. Though society often places people none the less immigrants into categories from social class, heritage, and prejudice they share a common thread of hope as well as facing obstacles in their journeys and once they arrive...   [tags: irish immigrants, ku kluxh klan, mexicans]

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Illegal Immigration

- Illegal Immigration      One of the most controversial political issues of today is that of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Illegal immigration into the United States is a problem that should be stopped, as it is unfair to both Americans and to the people of the country from which they illegally immigrated. It is thought that the majority of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. are Mexicans (Anderson 55). Roy Beck clarifies the situation by stating, "The national consensus is that the United States should be a post-mass immigration country has included most leaders of business, religion, labor, academia, and social work." Illegal immigration from Mexico must be stopped by means of different...   [tags: Immigrants Aliens USA Mexicans]

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The Ethnicity of Mexians in the United States

- The Ethnicity of Mexians in the United States For centuries, Mexican Americans have dealt with an enormous amount of hardships that date back to their early Aztec roots. The source of many problems in Mexican American history can be traced in the pre-colonial period, before the United States of America was even conceived. Major problems of this era in history not only affected the Aztecs, but also the following generations of Aztec and Mexican descent, and continue to have an impact on their descendents in contemporary American society....   [tags: Mexican American Essays]

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- In the short story "Mericans" by Sandra Cisneros, we appear to be reading about a small place in Mexico. The author uses many details in the story for us to visualize the cultural environment. The mix of Spanish words in the story such as, La Virgen de Guadalupe and la ofrenda give the sense of a different culture. The use of the awful grandmother kneeling at mass makes you visualize a specific heritage and cultural behavior. The word "barbarian" that the grandmother uses to describe the birthplace of the children, also points out cultural differences....   [tags: World Literature Sandra Cisneros]

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Mexican American Culture : Mexico

- Mexican-American Culture Mexico underwent a number of challenges during the second half of the 20th century. Some of them were related to politics and economics, but the others were directly linked with the social and cultural problems. These problems had many causes, such as religion, defensive attitude of some people toward the neighbor American culture and contradictions that the younger inhabitants of the country could not overlook. It caused still more problems on the personal level and on the level of a community....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Mexico, Mexican American]

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The Identity Of The Mexican American Identity

- Finding it hard to accept the social identities put forth by society, many Mexicans find ways to disassociate with the Mexican race and assimilate into the white society and creating a new social identity for themselves. Many Mexicans did what they could to be accepted into the white society for example through wealth or marriage. Mexicans who acquires wealth, named the Mexican elite, found it easier to incorporate into the white society by serving for the U.S government. As mentioned in Gomez’s book, “Mexican elite’ allegiance to the Americans was strengthening by their incorporation into the system as jurors… their incorporation by the Americans served to divide Mexican elites from other M...   [tags: Mexican American, United States, Brown Berets]

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Analysis of The Mexican Civil War

- Prior to independence, the Mexican Civil War brought many Mexicans into hearding their livestock across the Rio Grande. This trip was intended to ease profit making as American troops were desperate for meats such as raw beef and crops such as corn. This plan would bring a different style of outlaw intuition (Carnes 79). As a result, by 1870 most border region cities were occupied by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans (Matthews 61). However, freedom was cut short when Anglos were the rulers of most of these cities....   [tags: independence, mexican lands, texas rangers]

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Mexican Immigration : A Nation Of Immigrants

- Title.. The United States has always been referred to as a nation of immigrants, ranked number 1 immigrated country in the world, with an approximate of 45 million immigrants America has more than four times as many living in any other nation according to the United Nations. Nearly 11.6 million immigrants from Mexico reside in the country (established by the 2013 ACS accounting) with a 28% of percent of all U.S. immigrants, Mexico represents the largest source of incomers. Mexican Immigration has changed several cultural aspects of the America....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, Mexico]

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Mexican Americans And Filipino Americans

- The purpose of this essay is to familiarize the reader with some of the cultural values of two prevalent minority cultures in the Western Washington area classrooms in order to create a positive learning environ resulting in higher academic achievement for these students. The two cultures discussed in this essay are Mexican Americans and Filipino Americans. Although the Sumner School District, where I work, is not highly diverse, these two minorities are represented to some degree in most of the schools....   [tags: United States, Mexican American]

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Mexican Immigrants And The United States

- During the 1900’s through 1950’s the United States experienced an influx of immigrants coming in from Mexico seeking employment opportunities, as many of them wanted to avoid the Mexican Revolution occurring from 1910 to 1920. Methods for arriving in the United States varied for each individual’s preference of the destination, but the means of transportation had been constant throughout. These methods of transportation consisted of contractors seeking unskilled workers willing to partake in hard labor in steel, railroad, or agriculture companies....   [tags: Mexico, United States, Mexican American]

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Mexican Women Of The United States

- Introduction Mexican women make up almost half of the entire Mexican population in the United States making them a major part of our cultural society. The United States is home to approximately 31.8 million Mexicans and 47% being women (Ennis, 2011, p. 3). Many generations of Mexi-cans have been living in the United States, growing more acculturated to the salty, sugary, and fat filled food available. Women in general are becoming more educated and in charge of their roles in todays society....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, United States, Mexican American]

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Impact of Globalization on Mexican Culture and Identity

- The ethnic- Mexican experience has changed over the years as American has progressed through certain period of times, e.g., the modernity and transformation of the southwest in the late 19th and early 20th century, the labor demands and shifting of U.S. immigration policy in the 20th century, and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. Through these events Mexican Americans have established and shaped their culture, in order, to negotiate these precarious social and historical circumstances. Throughout the ethnic Mexicans cultural history in the United States, conflict and contradiction has played a key role in shaping their modalities of life....   [tags: Mexican Culture and Identity]

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Mexico 's Issues With Mexican Descent

- As a country, Mexico tends to receive a bad rap from not only outsiders of the country, but Chicanos themselves. It is evitable to ignore Mexico’s issues with drug cartels, corrupt government systems, violence, inconsistent police officers, cultural genocide, racism, and unreasonable family values; however, it is also worth noting that the country itself is full of rich culture, people of varied races, and sun rays that give its inhabitants more melanin than the average person. Being of Mexican descent myself, it is quite upsetting to me that Mexico receives excessive hate, as the country is so diverse and full of more than just problems....   [tags: Sociology, United States, Mexican American]

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The Mexican American War Of 1846-1848

- During the 19th century, history took its toll in the lives of people living at that time. Not only are we speaking about the United States, but also in neighboring countries. The United States wasn’t the same as it is today. A turning point in American history has to be the Mexican-American War event. We sometimes stop to wonder what it would be like if Mexico still had the land it once had. But the fact of the matter is that we cannot ignore what actually happened. Mexico lost its land to the United States and for many of us it was an aweful lost, while for other it was a great victory....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Mexican–American War]

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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros

- Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips utters about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: women, clemencia, mexican heritage]

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Modernization And Colonialism : The Mexican American War

- In order to adequately explain modernization and colonialism, one must take into consideration some basic historical factors. The Mexican-American War took place in the years 1846 to 1848. As of result of this War, Mexico was forced to cede half of their land to the United States. The land Mexico ceded to the United States includes states such as California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, half of New Mexico, about a quarter of Colorado and a small section of Wyoming. The importance of this succession is that an estimated 75,000 Spanish-speaking people lived in the Southwest....   [tags: United States, New Mexico, Mexican American]

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Multiculturalism : The American And Mexican Culture

- Ismael Aguirre Multiculturalism in the US Class: 702 Instructor: Sarah L. Colome “Identity” In today’s society there are many words that are used or said without giving it complete thought. For example, the word “identity” is something to which I have never really given much thought or even considered how I identify myself. I am a young Mexican American male growing up in the United States. I identify with both American and Mexican culture. Culture to me is what made you the person that you are today and will also have a major impact in your future....   [tags: Mexican American, United States, New Mexico]

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Exploring the Mexican Independence from Spain

- Introduction To what extent was Mexico’s independence from Spain a “full-scale assault on dependency”. This essay will investigate how the Mexican independence from Spain was only slightly a “full-scale assault on dependency”, due to several political and social conflicts. Firstly, Mexico remained a monarchy (but not under the control of Spain) after the insurgency. Secondly, there was still an official state religion in Mexico. Another reason is because social conflicts reduced the desire for independence .On the other hand, it assaulted dependency because there were some changes within the social hierarchy, and because Mexico was free from Spain....   [tags: Mexican War for Independence]

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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros

- Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” uttered from her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: clemencia, mexican heritage, la malinche]

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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros

- Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” uttered from her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: clemencia, mexican heritage, la malinche]

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Mexican American Odyssey : Felix Tijerina

- In the book, Mexican American Odyssey: Felix Tijerina, Entrepreneur & Civic Leader, author Thomas H. Kreneck doesn’t just write about Felix Tijerina, but paints a vivid picture of the life and events that made this man’s legacy. Born in General Escobedo, Mexico, on April 29th, 1905, Filiberto Tijerina would have a life that would influence his people forever. Kreneck starts describing the Tijerina family journey from their hometown of General Escobedo, Mexico to Houston, Texas. During the early 20th century, life was difficult for many Mexicans, particularly in rural towns such as General Escobedo where work wages were low and water was limited....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Houston, Mexican American]

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Raising The Educational Vista Of The Mexican American

- Ayde Olea Ramirez Word Count: 2009 ‘Look, you’ve got to understand that we’ve built this Valley to what it is and we’ve gotten to where we are because there’s always been cheap labor around. When you come in talking about raising the educational vista of the Mexican-American and helping him to aspire beyond the fields, and curing the dropout problem, you’re talking about jeopardizing our economic survival. What do you expect that we’ll just lie down and let you reformer come in here and wreck everything for us?’ Anonymous In 2012, the Census bureau showed about 64% of United States population consist of Hispanics, two-thirds being Mexicans whose population continues to increase....   [tags: Education, College, High school, Mexican American]

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The Mexican Revolution

- The Mexican Revolution      There was a huge revolution in the country of Mexico that started in the year 1910, led by Porfirio Diaz, the president of Mexico in 1910. In the 1860’s Diaz was important to Mexican politics and then was elected president in 1877. Diaz said that he would only be president for one year and then would resign, but after four years he was re-elected as the President of Mexico. Porfirio Diaz and the Mexican revolution had a huge impact on the country of Mexico that is still felt in some places today....   [tags: Mexican History]

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The Book ' Mexican Americans Are Then An Ambivalent Minority?

- The complete title of the book is Mexican Americans Are Then An Ambivalent Minority. The author of the book is Peter Skerry, he holds a B.A in history from Turfs University, A master degree in educational policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D from Harvard University. He is currently a professor at Boston College in Massachusetts teaching in the Political Science Department. For this book, Peter Skerry has eight other co-authors that helped but this book together, they are; Joaquin G....   [tags: Mexican American, United States, New Mexico]

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Mexican American Studies Should Not Be Banned

- “America is woven of many strands. Our fate is to become one, and yet many” (Ralph Ellison qtd. in D 'Angelo Introduction). Although this quote may be over fifty years old, its meaning still stands; our country should be made of a multitude of different cultures and ethnicities that come together to compose one United States. However, this cannot be accomplished if our nation does not allow for different cultures to be taught about their own country and hold on to their heritage as well as gaining knowledge of the history of the United States....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, Race, Culture]

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The Mexican Revolution

- The Mexican Revolution The prevailing concern of the Mexican revolution was the welfare of the common Mexican worker, be he a farm worker on a Southern hacienda, or a rancher in the North. The presidents of Mexico, starting most notably with Benito Juárez, really incited the revolution, though laterthe main course of protest and turmoil focused on the presidents themselves. Díaz served as Mexican president until 1910. During his time in office, the Mexican economy and lifestyle were fairly successful; Mexico had good trade relations with the U.S....   [tags: Mexican History]

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Mexican Americans During World War II

- What Mexican Americans did during World War II World war II was one of the deadliest war in history that associated with at least 30 countries and estimate at least 85 million deaths. This war went on for six fatal years until Allies defeated Germany and Japan in 1945. Many as 500,000 Latinos and Mexican-Americans served in World War II, which impacted many of them in the United States. Mexican-Americans were drafted or volunteered for the military services. Many risked their life wanting to protect our freedom....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, World War II]

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The Mexican American Culture And Depth, As A Workshop Presentation

- This paper will explore the Mexican American culture in depth, as a workshop presentation. This is a culture of which the author of this paper is not a part. This paper will bring together this culture and the author’s chosen career field, complete with career field applications appropriate for this culture. First, a historical background will detail the Mexican Americans. This historical background will include the economic history of Mexican Americans in the U.S., the political history of Mexican Americans in the U.S., and the social history of Mexican Americans in the U.S....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, New Mexico]

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Major Problems in Mexican American History

- Major Problems in Mexican American History Mexicans have been a people long oppressed. That is evident not only by the readings edited by Zaragosa Vargas in Major Problems in Mexican American History, but also by the the documentary Chicano!. The Mexicans’ past is underscored by conquest of the present-day American Southwest first by the Spanish and then by the United States following the Mexican American War. With other countries establishing control over them, Mexicans have never really been able to establish themselves....   [tags: Mexican History Culture Cultural Essays]

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The Person I Will Be Interviewing A Mexican Man Named Jorge Buenrostro

- The person I will be interviewing is a Mexican man named Jorge Buenrostro. He is a very close friend to my father and fits every part of the criteria for the final project. He is an immigrant from Mexico which is outside the United States and has lived in San Diego of at least three years. I decided to interview him because of his culture and ethical background. I myself am a first generation Mexican-American and wanted to investigate more into this type of immigrant besides my parents and their journey as well as purpose to this country....   [tags: Mexico, United States, Mexican American]

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The Mexican-American War

- The Mexican-American war determined the destiny of the United States of America, it determined whether or not it would become a world power and it established the size of the United States of America. Perhaps the war was inevitable due to the idea of Manifest Destiny - Americans thought they had the divine right to extend their territory. The Mexican-American War started mainly because of the annexation of the Republic of Texas (established in 1836 after breaking away from Mexico). The United States and Mexico still had conflicts on what the borders of Texas was, the United States claimed that the Texas border with Mexico was the Rio Grande, but the Mexicans said that it was the Nueces River...   [tags: Mexican American War]

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Historia de Heroínas Mexicanas

- Triunfante quiero ver al que me mata; y mato a quien me quiere ver triunfante."- Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Algunas personas piensan que la mujer es menos capas que el hombre, cuando la realidad es que la mujer es más capas que el hombre. Frida Kahlo, una artista mexicana que inspiró al mundo con sus pinturas, su historia es muy reconocida y es digna de una persona para admirar. Dolores Jiménez y Muro, quien fue una revolucionaria que contribuyo a la historia de México, es de las mujeres Mexicanas que no les dan el crédito que merecen....   [tags: Frida Kahlo, Marta Lamas]

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New Latino Diaspora on Immigrants

- In the readings by Figueroa and Wortham et al, they introduce the term “New Latino Diaspora”. Wortham defines “New Latino Diaspora” as “areas without traditional Latino presence to which Latinos have increasingly moved over the past 15 years” (Wortham, 4). Figueroa defines these new areasof immigration as located in the US Rush Belt, the post-industrial region straddling the Northeastern and the East North Central States (Figueroa, 265). In these areas, as Wortham et al discuss, long-standing residents are confronted with the questions of who Mexican immigrants are and how Mexican immigrants fit into their town....   [tags: mexicians, hierarchy, power, whites, areas]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Mericans '

- Mericans was a short and straightforward story. The main character was a young female, Micaela, who was also the narrator, started off with very detail descriptions of the setting. Such stories always give its reader an idea of the author’s reason behind the story. Mericans is simply about a young girl who is in a conflict between two different cultural groups, America and Mexico. While, Eleven, is also short to the point conflicting story, however, the main character is conflicting between her....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Abuse, Family]

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Mexican History And The Mexican Revolution

- Religions played one of the most important factors in the Mexican history, ever since the Spanish conquest, colonialization, independence, revolution, la reforma, and it is still present now days. Most of Mexican population is considered catholic as result of hundreds of years of the Catholic influence. Religious and the church led to many confrontations in Mexican history such as the Mexican revolution where the main flag was the figure of virgin de Guadalupe. Politics and the distribution of power also rose as important issue since the first yeas as independent nation....   [tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Our Lady of Guadalupe]

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An Unladylike Strike Fashionably Clothed Mexicana and Anglo Woman Garment Workers Against Tex-Son, 1959-1963

- The tactics used by the women involved in the Tex-Son garment workers strike played a huge factor in how the strike was perceived by people. The woman strikers used their gender, and wholesome classy looks, along with fashion to their advantage to gain the upper hand in the strike and refashion themselves to change public perception of the strike and gain support. The Tex-Son garment workers strike was the first strike led by a Mexican American woman, and the first strike in which Mexican American and Anglo woman picketed together in Texas....   [tags: gender, looks, fashion, public, strike]

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Mexican American And Mexican Americans

- Mexican Americans in the United States Mexican Americans have quickly risen to become the majority population in the United States. The Mexican American population has grown so much due to the mass migrations they make from Mexico into the U.S. About 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin reside in the U.S. as of 2012 (Pew Hispanic Center, 2013). Mexican Americans are considered the largest Hispanic origin population, making up two thirds of the whole Hispanic population to reside in the United States....   [tags: United States, Mexico]

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Mexican Lives by Judith Adler Hellman

- Mexican Lives by Judith Adler Hellman      The author of Mexican Lives, Judith Adler Hellman, grapples with the United States’ economic relationship with their neighbors to the south, Mexico. It also considers, through many interviews, the affairs of one nation. It is a work held to high esteem by many critics, who view this work as an essential part in truly understanding and capturing Mexico’s history. In Mexican Lives, Hellman presents us with a cast from all walks of life. This enables a reader to get more than one perspective, which tends to be bias....   [tags: Mexican Lives Judith Adler Hellman Essays]

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The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela as a Reflection of the Mexican Revolution

- The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela as a Reflection of the Mexican Revolution In 1910, the first social upheaval of the 20th century was unleashed in Mexico. Known as the Mexican Revolution, its historical importance and impact inspired an abundance of internationally renowned South American authors. Mariano Azuela is one of these, whose novel, "The Underdogs" is often described as a classic of modern Hispanic literature. Having served as a doctor under Pancho Villa, a revolutionary leader of the era, Azuela's experience in the Revolution provides The Underdogs with incomparable authenticity of the political and social tendencies of the era between 1910 and 1920....   [tags: World Literature Mexican Azuela]

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Cementos Mexicanos ( Cmex )

- Cementos Mexicanos (CMEX) is a Mexican cement company with origins tracing back to 1906 with the opening of Cementos Hidalgo. And in 1931, it merged with Cementos Portland Monterrey, founded by Lorenzo Zambrano who becomes the CEO of CMEX. The company globalized its market internationally and became one of the largest cement companies in the world. The globalization of CMEX and other global competitors in cement derive benefits in diversification within its country of origin. In the late 1980s CEMEX unified its Mexican operations and not two years later it became the second-largest cement producer in Mexico....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Cemex, Due diligence]

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Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos

- Datos importantes El nombre oficial de México es Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Es un país en Norteamérica, y tiene 120 millones habitantes. Tiene fronteras con Los Estados Unidos de América, Belice, Guatemala, el Pacífico y el Mar Caribe. La capital de México es la Ciudad de México. El centro de la Ciudad de México, o México DF (utt. Mekjikå de effe), tiene menos que 9 millones habitantes, pero el todo de la México DF tiene más de 21 millones habitantes. Algunas de las ciudades más grandes son Ciudad de México, Ecatepec, Guadalajara y Tijuana....   [tags: habitantes, vida cultural]

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The Mexican Repatriation Of Mexican Americans

- When Emilia Castaneda was a young girl in the 1930 's, her entire world changed. Her father was a Hispanic male, but she was born in America. The day the Immigration and Nationalization Services (INS) came to send away her father, a problem arose. She and her brother were U. S. Citizens. Officials told her and her brother they could stay in Los Angeles. The offer came with a catch, though. They had to declare themselves orphans and become wards of the state. Emilia refused the offer saying that "she had a father"....   [tags: Great Depression, United States, Mexican American]

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Mexican Americans : The Mexican American Identity

- Mexican Americans has become one of the largest identities in the Unites States. The Mexican American identity has roots dating back to the beginning of the destruction of the Mexica in Mesoamerica, to colonial times of Nueva España, to period of U.S Manifest Destiny. The Mexican American Identity has been shaped with abuse, violence, loss of lives and the consequences of a single story and historical amnesia. The beginning of an identity that one day would be consider the Mexican American identity began with the conquest of the Americas and the Mexica....   [tags: United States, Race, Mexico]

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The Mexican Revolution Of Mexico

- What if your family’s life was in your hands and a decision had to be made, and quickly. What if war was consuming the things that were revolving you. Well that was the case for the majority of the Mexican families living during the Mexican revolution. Many Mexicans fled Mexico moving to America looking for a prosperity, wealth, a better life to live because revolution had taken charge in Mexico, destroying people houses, changing family’s lives. During the Mexican revolution, the majority of the Mexican families were either landless because they were kicked out of the little land holdings they had because the government wanted to use that amount of land for agricultural purposes....   [tags: Mexico, United States, Great Depression]

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American Mexican War : The Mexican American War

- American-Mexican War The Mexican-American War marked the first American military battle to be fought on foreign soil. The Mexican American War was mainly driven by the idea of “Manifest Destiny”; the belief that the United States had a right to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. The motives that were really behind Manifest Destiny was the acquisition of new territory ,and the Americans wanted territories which were relatively uninhabited by people they considered inferior, such as Indians, blacks and Mexicans....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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The American Of The Mexican War

- This book by Henderson, Timothy J. published during May 15th, 2007 he explained to his audience, which is the American people why Mexico went to war with the United States during 1846 and he also included why the war didn’t go the way the Mexican imagined it. This book was meant to teach American more knowledge about the Mexican war also to show more historical literature about the Mexican War because in his point of view this War knowledge was very limited. He explains that during present era, many of the Mexican or Mexican Americans during the debate on immigration many of them are usually stereotyped or be called out for causing this war in the first place....   [tags: Mexico, United States]

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The Mexican American War

- INTRODUCTION The Mexican war between two neighbors, The United states and Mexico during 1846 to 1848 was a defining for both the nations. United States became a continental power as Mexico lost half of its territory, the present American Southwest from Texas to California. THE GEOGRAPHICAL BORDERLANDS The region which Mexico lost to united states is a region with own diverse history and culture. It is the present day states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Mexican, Native American and Anglo American cultures were clashed and blended here....   [tags: Mexico, United States, American History]

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