The Mexican-American culture and ethnicity is expanding in the U.S. both from education growth and social growth. The book presentation that was given by Jim Estrada was very impacting and gave me much knowledge about my background. Estrada gave many key points during his book signing one which he spoke of was that the Mexican-American ethnicity spent more than 1.5 trillion dollars in consumer product across the U.S., yearly. This is enormously important to the marketing and sell product of the United States which both affects economy and society. Eliminating or trying to take away this ethnicity group will demoralize the United States as a whole, for the core of this country I believe is the Mexican-American ethnicity.
Between 1865 and 1900, immigration, government action, and technology impacted the social, cultural, and economic realms of the American Industrial worker. Immigration increased greatly to America because the industry was booming, and news of this new, industrial America was spreading throughout Europe. The government took actions to help the average industrial worker, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, and the Hatch Act. Technology affected the industrial worker through inventions, reinvented landscapes, and convenience. Immigration largely affect the American industrial workers in many ways.
Much of the economic sector within the community is agricultural based. Many Mexican-American in the early 20th century were braceros and vaqueros. Vikki Ruiz mention the Economic status of Mexicans, and states, “Pushed by the economic and political chaos generated by the Mexican Revolution and lured by jobs in U.S. agribusiness and industry, they settled into existing barrios and forged new communities both in the Southwest and the Midwest” (Ruiz, p.265). these communities were build on the economic opportunity available of migration. Mexican American believe in the concept of the American dream; therefore, they sought the best economic opportunity for their situation, most commonly agribusiness opportunity.
Unauthorized Immigration has been one of the most controversial topics in the USA for decades. Since in the late 1800s, when the railroad that connected the U.S. border to the internal Mexico was built, U.S. employers have gained access to Mexican labor to a greater extent (Hanson 878). Later in the 1900s, especially after the Brocero Program in 1940, which allowed to recruit Mexican workers in order to fulfill year time contracts, migration to U.S. extended. U.S. employers tended to engage male and nearly uneducated migrants, who worked as farmers during the agriculture months and returned to Mexico after fulfilling their contracts (Hanson 878). Between 1954 and 1960, 300.000 to 450.000 migrants stepped onto U.S. grounds annually, therefore
The U.S. is very much involved with Mexico and its cross border transaction of goods and services and of worldwide international flow, between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. This was signed in 1994’s, which was called the north American Free Trade Agreement. There are many issues going on at the Mexican border, such as immigrants entering America and not having a place to stay and thinking everything would come to their hands. As the article said “On the US side, the population is predominantly of Spanish origin, young, and poor (35% live under the officially defined poverty level),” this shows that this can affect the American economy in a negative way due to not being able to provide health care and etc. The border population has gowned in Mexico by a lot and is expected to double by year 2020.
America was left with an enormous problem after the civil war, thousands of unskilled people. But, through strategic decisions this would lead to tremendous industrial growth. Industrialization grew rapidly during the period of 1860-1900 as a result of a verity of factors .Technological advancements, monopolies, and political assistance would all contribute in making America one of the leading global powers.
The book Into Thin Air by John Krauker really identifies how capitalism and the hunger for profit are taking over how leaders and citizens run communities. When you look around and see construction, cranes, and buildings being built, it is just another way that the city is trying to maximize their profits and growth. If you look around, there are hundreds of thousands of new houses being built every year in your area. What does this mean to the city? More profit because of the new residents moving in.
The Zoot Suit Riots presents it viewers with a deeper perception of teenage rebellion, immigration, the history of Mexicans in America and so much more. The railroads arrived in Los Angeles in 1880’s, launching an era of expansion and growth. By 1910, the majority of immigrants come from Canada, Germany, and England. According to PBS, “The Mexican immigrant population is around 800” (PBS.org). During Mexico’s revolution, the refugee count was over 21,000 by 1920.
Imagine working sixteen hours a day in an unsanitary, dangerous, place for a big business gaining two dollars.This is what laboring-class Americans had to go through during the Gilded age. Politically, the first largest American labor union was formed during the Gilded age and many other organizations formed as well as violent strikes.Socially, different ethnics joined together to share their thoughts and realize the evils of big business and of the federal government. Mentally, most we 're losing their personal life while some were financially stable and glad. During the Gilded Age laboring-class Americans attempted to better their lives in the power of big businesses and the federal government. Many different attempts were taken by the laboring-class Americans but they were more successful uniting to become one.
Immigration has always been a major part of American history. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people travel to the United States in search of a better life. Of the 1.49 million immigrants who traveled to the United States in 2016, 150,400 immigrants were from Mexico. There have also been many people from Mexico who have immigrated illegally to America, with 5.6 million Mexican unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016. The large scale of immigration, both legal and illegal, has brought up issues such as national security and the U.S. economy.
This was the start of a sparked interest in comic books, radio, tourism and film. And by the mid-twentieth century, during the time of World War II, United States Hollywood leant a lot of its talent and equipment to Mexico and that was about the time Mexican history really started to build up and become a formidable force to reckon with. Mexicans began to invest heavily in television and movie’s during this time and witnessed an economic boom in the visual arts movement; especially in the areas of tourism, journalism and electronic media (Sacket). As domestic manufacturing and consumption grew Mexican’s start to identify with this time period as the Golden Age of Mexican National Cinema. Through this golden age marked a sense of patriotism and unity through their culture.
A Brief Story of the United States Trade Unions In the United States, such as in most of other countries, agriculture played a very important role in the beginning of the enrichment decades. Native, African and White Americans were not the only ethnicities in the country by that time. Immigrants - mostly from Asia and Europe - started to arrive in the US seeking for job and the dream of wealth. Thanks for this population growth, the labor force was duplicated and the landlords realized it was time to spread their goods all over the country. The exploration of gold and steel mining was also another great business in that past period of time named “The Gilded Age” and it was important to make the country expand itself through the rural exodus combined with the construction of railroads that helped not only the commerce development but it also influenced the arise of new industries on its way
Contrary to popular belief, the first largest race riot in Detroit on June 20th, 1943, was started by whites. World War II was underway which created more needs than the average company could produce. Jobs were being created as a result for the need of supplies. As the leading industry of manufacturing, Detroit was transformed into production of war vehicles and needs. Recruiters traveled to the south in promotion of
Vernon itself is a very industrial area with massive companies and factories located there. I became interested in this topic because both my parents came from Mexico to Los Angeles in 1975. They both wanted to have better economic opportunities in the US and wanted to achieve the “American Dream.” As my father and mother both settled in Los Angeles, both acquired jobs working