In the late 1400's, conquistadors started their first voyages to the “New World”. They sought gold, resources, and to convert any indigenous peoples they came across. The Spanish, the conquistadors were heroes for spreading Catholicism and returning new resources. Yet, from the point of view of the natives and Bartholome de Las Casas, they were villains. The conquistadors massacred the natives; enslaving those who escaped. The conquistadors were no heroes. By the early 1500’s, the Spanish were already conquering more land by killing more natives for gold and greed.
Hernan Cortes was a Spanish conqueror. He was born in 1485 in Medellin, Spain. He died on December 2, 1547. He invaded Mexico in 1519, and he conquered the Aztec Empire in 1521. His parents’ names were Martin Cortez and Catalina Pizarro Altamirano. Hernan Cortes was a hero that conquered the Aztec Empire.
Campos Famous Burritos is where you want to be for satisfying Mexican food at great prices. The venue has been around for forty years and is a local favorite. Orders are placed at a counter and there is plenty of seating to enjoy the food. Campos Famous Burritos is open every day of the week. Hours are from early mornings through the late evening.
The Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, was a revolution that began in November 10th 1910 and lasted for a decade, it is a revolution that is recognised as the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century, being one of the most important and ambitious socio-political experiments in modern history. Major causes for this revolution was the tension between Mexican lower, middle and upper classes, the elite system that oppressed systems, the lower class and the natives this led people wanting a liberal democracy. Mexico’s political system was corrupted, instigating the Mexican revolution to take place. The labour protests that took place during the revolution as well as the abuse of political power.
In Aurora Guerrero’s film Mosquita y Mari discusses the lives of two high school classmates Mari and Yolanda who are growing up in Huntington Park a predominantly Mexican neighborhood in Los Angeles California. In this film characters Mari and Yolanda have contrasting backgrounds. Because Mari’s upbringing contrasts with Yolanda’s it allows for the viewer to question both sides of the immigrant experience and furthermore examine what that contrast can mean for the maturing women. The expectations of Yolanda and Mari are drastically different due to their culture and cultural identities. Immigrants are depicted as having more of the traditional
Throughout history, various ancient civilizations all over the globe have created traditions and customs that have been passed down through generation to generation. The idea of having these customs withstand the test of time is truly remarkable. A perfect example of the passing of tradition is the Mexican celebration of El Dia De Los Muertos. El Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that honors and celebrates loved ones of family who have passed away. Although it has its origins from the Aztec Empire, the holiday is widely celebrated in Latin America and even some parts of the United States. During the 1960s and early 1970s, the Chicano Movement embraced El Día de los Muertos as a way to reconnect with pre-Hispanic and Mexican
‘Lo Mexicano’ is a phrase-turned-concept in 20th century Mexican philosophy. The term literally translates to “the Mexican,” however, it is also used to superficially describe the identity of the Mexican individual. The notion came about after the revolution; the phrase was meant to emphasize and unite Mexico as an independent people. Today, the phrase is understood as an all encompassing term for “mexicanness,” or that which makes someone a true mexican.
I’m the first generation of my family to be Mexican -American, but I have been introduced to the Mexican culture since I was born. I appreciate the difficulties my parents have faced to make me the person that I am today even though I wasn’t born in Mexico my parents have taught me the language and the culture which I’m so proud of being part of. For others being Hispanic is actually being born in any Latin American countries which is not true at all. Being Hispanic is much more than my cultural background it actually describes how much I appreciate my culture and how I get to experience things other people don’t. I fit into the Hispanic community through the experiencing the culture first hand ,participating in traditions and planning to include my culture in my future.
The Spanish American war was a product of Frederick Jackson Turner’s frontier thesis and the urbanization of America. In 1895, a rebellion broke out in Cuba, as Cuban patriots wanted independences from Spain. Through the yellow journalism, reports of Spain’s cruel military tactics lead to a public uproar in the U.S. However, most of these stories were exaggerated as a form to promote war. After an American battleship, the USS Maine, was destroyed, America was “forced” to start war and stop Spanish occupation. The war lasted from April 1898 till August 1898; through this war we took control over Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the islands of the Philippines. The end result of this war comes to show that the reasoning behind the war has more to do with
The Mexican culture is very diverse which has undergone many transformations over several decades and the culture varies widely throughout Mexico and the United States. I will be more focused on the other side of the border and express my findings about the Mexican culture in Mexico. According to woldatlas an online database, the majority of Mexicans live in cities like Mexico City with a population of 12 million Mexicans. Following cities include Iztapalapa, Ecatepec, Guadalajara, Puebla, and Ciudad Juarez all ranging with populations of one million to two million Mexicans. The smaller rural communities tend to have a stronger role in defining the country’s collective customs and traditions. The customs
The American, Mexican, and French revolutions were similar and different in their own ways. There was a common cause, goal, and effect of each of these three revolutions in addition to the unique causes, goals, and effects. All of these revolutions were caused by political instability, had the common goal of political reformation that was met through revolutionary events, that resulted in the formation and adoption of a new constitution and form of government.
NAFTA took effect in January of 1994.Its main purpose is to increase the agriculture trade and investment among the three countries. According to the department of agriculture, Mexico lost over 900,000 farming jobs in the first decade of NAFTA.( McKenzie, 2015 ). Before NAFTA people of Mexico grew corn and was able to support their family and country economy. Shortly after NAFTA cheap American corn came pouring in form the borders, which caused a major effect on families that were working in farms in Mexico. Eventually, Mexican gave up and Migrated to the United States to work in
La Guerra Sucia is the worst war in Argentina’s history. The war started in 1974 and ended around 1983. During this period military and security forces known as the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance (Triple A) hunted down and killed left-wing guerrillas, political dissidents, and anyone believed to be associated with socialism. 30,000 plus people disappeared and taken to detention centers where they were tortured and eventually killed.
I was an early spanish explorer. I was born around 1500 southwestern castilian town of Gibraleon South. I left as an explorer to explorer the new world and find money while doing it. I joined a crew in 1527 as a captain in the expedition of panfilo de Narvaez. After the expedition was compelled to travel along the gulf coast in bad ships, one ship was placed under the joint command of Alonso Castillo Maldonado and Andrés Dorantes de Carranza. In about a month of sailing disaster struck and they lost one ship to the sea.