For this week I decided to write a summary of chapter 11: Anglo-Saxons and Mexicans. The new political ideologies were created between 1830 to the 1840s. These new ideas were influenced by pride and obvious racism. These beliefs inspired the idea that American Anglo-Saxons were the dominant force and that they should be the ones to shape the destiny of others. The idea of the American Anglo-Saxon race was influenced by the American Mexican war. That the Anglo-Saxons were superior to the Mexicans and that God had saved America for people of Saxon blood. Like previous chapter this chapter also delved into the mentality that other races were oppressed because of their own faults rather than the oppression of white people. White American could sleep better at night if the suffering of others was blamed on racial weaknesses rather than on the fact that whites were exploiting these people. In taking Mexican land the whites used the same excuse that they did when taking the land from Indians. The Mexicans had lost because of racial weaknesses and like the Native Americans they couldn’t take care of the land, and that the world would be a better place when a superior race spread further into the southwest. The whites proceeded to dehumanize …show more content…
He stated that wherever the Anglo-Saxon race had been they had advanced and improved the place. He described the Mexicans as lazy, ignorant, vicious and dishonest. This part of the chapter really made me want to summaries this chapter. In our Presidential race in the year 2015 you would think that we would have advanced beyond racial discrimination but it is pretty clear that is not the case. Donald Trump the front runner of the Republican party has described Mexican people in the same way that white Americans described them in 1842, and its just sad to see that no progress has been
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In 1519, Hernándo Cortés, a Spanish Conquistador ventured into Tenochtitlan, the capital of Aztec empire, searching for gold and glory. He set out to conquer the empire and to capture the Aztecs in order to achieve his ambitions. Moctezuma, the highly respected leader of the mighty Aztec Empire, came confronting with Hernán Cortés, the leader of a small band of professional European soldiers from a huge island that lay six day’s sail to the east. In “Malintzin’s Choices: An Indian Women in the Conquest of Mexico” and “Mexico and the Spanish Conquest”, Camilla Townsend and Ross Hassig respectively present one histories in their own interpretations of the conquest of Mexico.
(Henderson 1) He explains how even though both the United States and Mexico are past colonies of European powers, their legacies very much differ. The United States was the world’s most successful and oldest federal republic, and while Mexico tried to do the same; coming from different backgrounds was a big detriment that impeded national success for them. Even so, Mexico suffered greatly from its internal conflicts and strifes; something that the United States already had time to differentiate and settle. These points tie into the defeat in the Battle of San Jacinto where the efforts in maintaining Texas as a Mexican colony was unsuccessful due to the lack of power within Mexico, while the U.S believed it was their god given right to colonize the west due to manifest destiny.
People didn't know what the Americas were really like and exaggerated a lot of things. They might have said that the people were there where uncultured, or the may have said that there were a lot of riches etc. Because of this the people treated the Natives as though they were uncultured, and because the people who returned said there was gold or silver or anything else, they were in search for specifically that. 7. The spanish believed that it was just for them to try to spread their religion to everyone, therefore they conquered anyone who didn't believe the same things as them and tried to teach the people there how to believe in God the “right”
This Chapter is basically about how people discriminate immigrants for being different and making connection between the past and the present. Miguel de la Torre, a Hispanic man, compares the typical immigrant life, including his, with Jesus Christ. He claims most Hispanics/Latinos/as whom came to “el Norte” and suffered some type of racism for being “illegal” happen to have a similar life as the one the son of God had. According to Miguel, Jesus today is an immigrant whom escaped his origin land, like most Hispanics, with the only difference that Jesus and his earthly parents left their land for protection, and Hispanics, now a days, leave their origin country for economic/political purposes. Miguel also points out how God decided to place
They almost unilaterally believed that white anglo-saxon protestants were superior to those of other races, origins, and religions. During the 1830s, ‘40s, and ‘50s, they would come to believe that it was their destiny (in the words of John O’Sullivan, their “Manifest Destiny”) to settle the entire continent, although for some this belief was tempered with a brief contemplation of ethics. These two assumptions provided the social fuel for many significant political policies during this time period, including many that caused major political strife. Even though people on both sides of an issue often held the same core beliefs, they approached it in different ways, resulting in political controversy. However, it is important to remember that there were people who did not hold these beliefs and who were extraordinarily vocal about their dissent, although there were many reasons for dissention, most of which were not at all selfless in motivation.
Ned Blackhawk, Violence over the Land does a great job at depicting how the Early american west was created and all of the violence that the native people endured over many years. For as long as I can remember the American west was all about shooting and gun fights due to how most people in history portray it. However Ned Blackhawk does a great job bringing many hard aspects of the Early American West to light. Blackhawk brings a unique perspective to light discussing how many different empires from the Spanish to American’s bringing hardships, death and diseases to the Indian groups living on the land hinting at the title “Violence over the Land”. He discussed how over time the native population has had a very pauperized life.
“Aztlan, Cibola and Frontier New Spain” is a chapter in Between the Conquests written by John R. Chavez. In this chapter Chavez states how Chicano and other indigenous American ancestors had migrated and how the migration help form an important part of the Chicanos image of themselves as a natives of the south. “The Racial Politics behind the Settlement of New Mexico” is the second chapter by Martha Menchaca.
Unlike the viewpoint of Americans, Mexicans did not view the annexation of Texas and the Mexican-American War justifiable. Americans did not have the right to invade in Mexico. Many politicians in the United States proclaimed that they should expand their territory by the annexation of Texas and Mexico. Americans justified the annexation with the idea of “Manifest Destiny”, an expression of idealized justification on the part of Americans that they have the God-given right to civilize all the nations.
In this essay, I will argue how the Chicanos in the U.S. have responded to the lack of inclusion in history, opportunities, to racism and violence because through time we have seen how the Chicanos have been part of the country history and what it came to be, but we have been left out of history. The Chicano helped build what the united states came to be, we are part of its culture since the treaty of Guadalupe was signed, but our path has not been easy, many have been victims of oppression, poor working conditions, lack of civil rights and segregation. I’ll argue not that the Chicano has been a victim but what he or she have done to change the way things were for our ancestors in this obscure past of our history, how we have come together
“it was God’s plan that America extend its territory.” (Roden 317) God wants America to take Texas. The Mexicans are “limiting our greatness checking the fulfillment of our Manifest Destiny” (O’Sullivan 323) People are wrongly stopping God’s plan. Later America got Texas, California, and Oregon Territory.(Roden 317)
In this week’s reading, “Spanish Conquest” by Elizabeth Carmichael and Chloe Sayer discuss the subjugation, ethnocide, and struggle the indigenous population of Mexico endured during the Spanish conquest. The Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortez, enslave and forced the Aztecs to believe that Christianity was the one true religion. Therefore, the indigenous people were forced to convert their faith through the Spanish missionaries to lose their indigenous roots. Later, the authors explain the many difficulties and conflicts Spanish priest underwent to teach the Christian faith to the Aztecs. The Spanish friar first taught the indigenous people Christianity in Nahuatl.
He does not let a thing slide by, making sure you understand what he’s trying to show you. For example, when he uses a person’s perspective like Edgar Lozano’s on “the effects of segregated schooling on Mexican American students.” Edgar stated, “So, consequently you have an idea that they’re always---that they’re always your boss, your supervisor and they always dress better, nicer they always tell you what to do.” What he means by this is that the Anglos had always been known to be superior to the Mexican Americans. The Jim Crow System is mentioned to show how segregation was still present in cities.
In the 16th Century, Spain became one of the European forces to reckon with. To expand even further globally, Spanish conquistadors were sent abroad to discover lands, riches, and North America and its civilizations. When the Spanish and Native American groups met one another, they judged each other, as they were both unfamiliar with the people that stood before them. The Native American and Spanish views and opinions of one another are more similar than different because when meeting and getting to know each other, neither the Spaniards nor the Native Americans saw the other group of people as human. Both groups of people thought of one another as barbaric monsters and were confused and amazed by each other’s cultures.
THE FATHER, THE SON, AND LA CHINGADA: THE TRINITY OF THE CONQUEST ‘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.