One of the founders of Western Rim properties, Nancy Hiles is not only a humble and modest person, she is also an inspiration for masses for her philanthropic endeavors. In the year 2004, Nancy Hiles and her husband Marcus Hiles have established a setup that offers luxurious homes at the affordable prices to people of Texas. This real estate business grew into a support system for various charitable causes over a period of time with the help of the couple. Nancy Hiles has contributed significantly for the development of the community by building schools and universities all over Texas. She has donated to both profit and non-profit organizations as well as to charitable trusts. The couple has not spared any expense in supporting women and children shelters, Nancy Hiles specifically has always stood for women empowerment.
Gregorio Esparza was born in San Antonio de Béxar his birth name was José Maria Esparza. He is known as a defender of the Alamo. He was born on February 25, 1802. Gregorio married Anna Salazar whom he had a daughter and three sons. All of Gregorio Esparza’s family was present during the siege of the Mexican Army but only one of his sons Enrique Esparza was one of the eyewitnesses to see his father’s death. During the siege Enrique hid in a pile of hay where he witnessed the death of his father. It is because of his son’s eyewitness account that we know about Gregorio Esparza’s heroic death and what he did for the State of Texas. From the information gathered from Enrique, we have come to find out that Gregorio Esparza was the only body not burned into pyres at the siege of the Alamo. The Mexican Army’s siege of the Alamo took place February 23, 1836- March 6, 1836.
Cesar Chavez had a great pride towards everything he stood for, whether it was his catholic beliefs or protecting his fellow man from the oppressor. Growing up in America, Cesar Chavez witnessed discrimination from being Mexican first hand. By growing up in a family oriented catholic home, he was raised to care about the well being of others and to approach life in a nonviolent manner. Having a father who was a farmer, he witnessed the poor living conditions and wages that were given to him and knew that something had to be done. Cesar Chavez’s fight for improving working conditions for farmers helped him gather a large following of Mexican Americans. By implementing elements of Catholicism and parts of his Mexican heritage into his rallies using The Virgen de Guadalupe as a symbol for protection, and by protesting through the use of nonviolence and self-sacrifice, Cesar Chavez managed to start a revolution in America to get first class citizenship for Mexican Americans.
“If I were to possess a fortune of one million Ducados or more, I would spend the entire amount on this Florida Enterprise” (Menendez). Hispanic Americans have played key roles in shaping, influencing, and laying a foundation for the present day state of Florida despite racial discrimination, and suffering from derogatory stereotypes. Spanish conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (1519-1574) developed modern day florida in a myriad of ways, for Florida wouldn’t have once been a Spanish territory if not for the influence of Pedro Menendez. Menendez developed Florida by building what is now the oldest Florida settlement, and by governing Florida while also claiming it for Spain.
Jose Antonio Navarro was a very important man because he was involved in the Texas Revolution. He was born on February 27, 1795, and he was sent to Saltillo, Mexico as a young child, and injured his leg that didn 't heal properly which caused him to have a limp. The same year he injured his leg father died from a severe illness. He learned the merchant trade which was his father´s occupation, and has his own trade post, but specialized in Mexican Law. Which didn´t really make any sense. He met his future wife named Margarita de la Garza at his merchant stand, and immediately fell in love. Jose and Margarita has a daughter named Maria Casimira del Carmen in the spring of 1817. He was happy about there being a new trade port on the coast of Texas at La Bahia, because he thought he could open a new trade post to help raise money for his family, which did not work because the other merchants would not let him sell near them, because, they thought he would out-sell them, which he did.
Ohio senator assumed the presidency in 1921 when President Harding invited several major powers to the Washington Naval Conference. With the most soothing speeches, Harding’s judgment turned out to be poor. Being considered one of the least successful presidents, Harding favored a limited role for government in business affairs and in social reform. In the end, he didn’t understand many of the issues and avoided them as much as possible.
When it comes to certain topics, multiple interpretations can be revealed, as an argument progresses. Sometimes it may be hard to tell which side is in the right. Subsequently, opinions continuously fly back and forth between individuals who can’t seem to stop disagreeing with each other. Moreover, internal conflicts occasionally arise as well, within each individual, due to new information that develops from their personal trials. Finding a piece of literature where the reader can relate to is a great fortune. In my opinion, Americo Paredes created an effective work, within his book George Washington Gomez. He successfully touched base on certain struggles that an individual with Mexican legacy encounters in this world that is run predominantly
“I have not come here for such reasons, I have come to take away their gold.” That is some words Francisco Pizarro said from the past. Francisco Pizarro was known as one of the most successful conquerors in Spain. I will be discussing Francisco Pizarro's whole life, career, contributions, and what life would be like without Francisco Pizarro.
March of 1775 was a day of persuasion for steps towards freedom. A former governor of Virginia, Patrick Henry wrote the speech “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” in response to British conflict and wanting to peacefully approach it with a reasonable effort. The British were enforcing more soldiers into the colonies and the Americans wanted their liberty. Henry advocated for the colonist to fight if their circumstances were not met with the British. Being a former governor, Henry had the knowledge of how the government system worked and was a figure who was looked up to in the state of Virginia. He was able to motivate through the use of rhetorical questions, a strong emotional appeal, and speaks directly to the audience in 1st person to influence their opinions personally.
Cesar was born near Yuma, Arizona in 1927. He was the second of five children. As a child, he would pick crops on many different farms, then went to school. At school, he could not speak Spanish, his native language. If he did, we would be hit by the teacher. The Chavez's had no permanent home, living where they could near the farm where they worked. His mother taught them many valuable life lessons. One winter, he and his family had to sleep in a tent in a woman's backyard. They moved so much that
After watching the movie “A Class Apart: A Mexican American Civil Rights Story”, I realized that I didn’t know much about how Mexico lost part of their land to the United States and about how hard life used to be for Mexican Americans compared to now. I learned about how Mexican Americans were treated in the United States. The movie was mainly about how Mexican Americans were discriminated and they were treated as inferior people. They were not seen as actual “Americans”, but as a second class, calling them names like “shiftless, lazy, dumb, etc.” Another important thing I learned is who was Gus García and what he did for Mexican Americans. His history made a huge difference making people feel stronger. He fought for his people and he didn’t stop until he won. Me being Mexican American makes me
Florence Kelley was a famous Progressive-Era social reformer known for her protective legislation on working women and children. From a young age, she committed herself to social reform like at Hull House in Chicago and also as the first general secretary of the National Consumers League. She later helped start National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) who policy was “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.” The famous case of Muller V. Oregon showed Florence’s conquest to establish labor laws against working long hours and bad working conditions. This case paved a way into new ideas and eventually created the labor unions we have today
He constructed the chicano movement. The Chicano movement was first brought up in New Mexico by Reies López Tijerina. Gonzalez was the one who picked it up the movement by defining being Chicano in his poem called “I am Joaquin.” He also constructed the first Chicano youth conference in 1969. Where many young Mexican American youth came together to talk about the common issues of oppression, discrimination, and injustice. He made it possible for my family to live a normal life. My parents came from Mexico around 1980. He made it possible for them to be accepted. The Chicano movement was lead by many amazing leaders but I like to mention Gonzalez because he had a great explanation on how it feels to be Chicano in the United States. Gonzalez explained in his poem how it feels to be Mexican and living in a world filled with just white faces. He opened a lot of eyes. He made many people who are from mexico to feel a lot comfortable about being Mexican in the United States. Making my parents one of them, they stand proud for many years. Encouraging others to be proud of their culture. Gonzalez allowed them and many others to have a
The term Caudillo is somewhat elusive due to the overwhelming variances in human nature. What exactly do I mean by this? The term is used to define human beings and in general definitions are a generalization of what things are. However when we begin to attempt to define different individual people the task becomes much more challenging. For this body of work the term Caudillo will be loosely defined as a person male in gender usually with strong masculine qualities. Who also has proved themselves perhaps in battle or is incredibly persuasive with speech, which allows a rise to the top of the political ladder. Often considered a military dictator oozing with machismo.