With westward expansion becoming more popular, and with people thinking it was their manifest destiny-or God given fate to go west, populations increased. But conflict arose with our southern neighbor Mexico. This conflict could’ve been prevented, or resolved, but instead it grew worse. This conflict is often called the “Mexican American War” but in Mexico it is called the “US Invasion”. On April 24th, 1836 63 American men and officers went just south of the Rio Grande when Mexico attacked.
The Mexican Cession of Guadalupe ended the Mexican-American war and was signed on February 2, 1848. The major concession from Mexico in the cession was its exchange of 55% of Mexico's territory (the treaty was signed at Ville de Guadalupe). Once the treaty was signed the U.S. owned more than half of Mexico’s territory. The Mexican cession was huge for both nations, however after the humiliating defeat Mexico forced into civil war and the nation was bankrupt for nearly a century.
During his time in the Mexican-American War he had to lead troops into combat. Many people thought that Ulysses was brave for leading the troops into combat. He despised the war because he thought that if the Americans won, it would mainly be for the expansion of slavery. After four years he went back to marry Julia Dent. In six years Ulysses and Julia had four kids.
Porfirio Díaz was the President of Mexico from 1877 to 1911, for more than thirty-five years. He played a significant role in bringing about the Mexican Revolution. Díaz established a strong centralized government, and throughout his presidency he controlled everything as an absolute ruler. During his reign, which was one of Mexico 's longest lasting and most stable in terms of politics, he completely repressed and eliminated opposition through governing by his own rule with an iron fist. Even though Díaz is considered as one of the most prominent dictators of Mexico, he left a strong print in the history of Mexico while laying the foundations that made the current country.
“The Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War” documentary explain how the U.S got involved in a war that was between Spain and Cuba. Cuba wanted their independences from Spain. They wanted to have power over their own government and not stand under Spain which they have been for many decades. President William McKinley didn’t want the U.S to get between the two because he felt the U.S must avoid the temptation of territorial aggression. No everyone felt the same way as him, assistant secretary of the navy Teddy Roosevelt thought that a war with Spain over Cuba would make U.S a world power.
One spring day in 1528, five ships washed off the coast of present day Tampa Bay, Florida. The ships were crammed with over three hundred people. Diseased, starving and exhausted. Cabeza de Vaca set sail from Seville, Spain for the Americas in June 1527, in an expedition led by Panfilo de Navarez with a large army of over three hundred soldiers crammed into five small Spanish ships. Cabeza de Vaca was second in command of the expedition, and was the official treasurer.
Recently a new trend has been spreading throughout grocery stores, Pizarro flavored pizarolls, these are specially made in spain and shipped to Peru where they are considered to be destroying Peruvian cuisine and blamed for the growth in spanish culinary influence in the region. But all jokes aside Francisco Pizarro has performed some of the most horrific acts in South American history, born in Trujillo Spain to a poor mother and little education growing up illiterate. Francisco Pizarro was responsible for the demise of the Incan Empire, he claimed their land for the Spanish. Pizarro was a man of many accomplishments, they may not be good or nice, however they are still accomplishments, such as settling the first spanish settlement in Peru in the year 1532. Without the actions of Francisco Pizarro Spanish influence on South America would not be as strong.
In July of 1936, a faction of Spanish troops stationed in northern Africa staged a takeover of Spanish territory in the region. Fueled by nationalistic ideals and a hatred of the newly-instated liberal government, these insurgents quickly seized control of the Canary Islands, Morocco, Navarre, and several other districts in and around Spain. Thus began the Spanish Civil War, the bloodiest conflict in Europe since the end of World War I some eighteen years earlier. Like the Great War before it, this conflict would have lasting and far-reaching consequences that were felt far beyond the borders of Spain itself.
The famous so called El Porfiriato was the era of Porfirio Diaz governing Mexico the cause of the Mexican revolution, an armed movement against the government of General Porfirio Diaz, who ruled the country for more than 30 years. The period during which General Diaz was head executive, is known as " El Porfiriato " and lasted from 1877 to 1884 and the Mexican revolution from 1911 the year general Diaz was removed from head executive to 1920. The porfiriato is a historical period of great contrasts, because during the years of the pofiriato Mexico generated significant positive changes and setbacks, mainly in the social field, which would mainly start the Mexican Revolution, first of the great upheavals of the twentieth century. the main reason
BING!........BANG!...... BOOM!.The exploding lights of fireworks set off as the celebration of Carnival takes place in Mexico. Some say that Mexico is one of the most unique countries in the world with their bright colors and marvelous festivals. My heritage country affects my life now in many ways. I connect through traditions,food and lifestyle.
Voces Inocentes shares the lifestory of a young boy named Chava who lived through the Salvadoran Civil War. Chava was only 11 year old and lived with his mom and his two siblings. His father left to the US for a better life and never returned to El Salvador. Every night, Chava and his family had to hide under their beds due to the warfare that was occurring outside of their home. They were forced to see dead bodies every morning, sometimes from people they cared about.